Born in Pennsylvania, Beverly Rogers moved with her family to Las Vegas in 1962. Working full-time while attending college, she earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UNLV in 1977 and afterward built a career in radio and television sales and marketing. She married Jim Rogers, owner of Intermountain West Communications (KSNV-TV) in 1997 and worked in marketing for their television stations outside of Las Vegas. She has served on various local non-profit boards.
In 2003 Beverly returned to UNLV to earn a master’s degree in English. Her passion for reading led her to an interest in Black Mountain Institute at UNLV, an international center for writers and scholars that offers free literary based events to the community. She has served on the BMI board for several years and continues to be active. After a ten million dollar donation by her husband in 2013, the center is now called Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.
As an avid bibliophile, Beverly studies and collects Victorian novels and material produced by a 19th Century forger. She plans to donate her library to Special Collections at UNLV’s Lied Library.