IBSC Facilities in Boys' Schools Conference

St. Mark's School of Texas

St. Mark's School of Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States

February 11-12, 2019


Jeff Blanchard

Jeffrey Blanchard

Monday, February 11
3:00 - 5:00 PM

When Jeff was seven he wanted to play with the kids in the neighborhood, so he built a fort. The kids came to fight. A few months later his fort was overrun, so he built a clubhouse in its place. The kids came to hang out. Jeff knew his new friends had something to do with his building choice, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on it.

Fast forward to his formal training as an architect and planner. Beginning at Mississippi State University, he learned from reading Faulkner, Welty, and Williams that places were intentional characters in wonderful stories and came to understand the difference between a fort and a clubhouse. Then at University of Rome, Jeff studied the myriad human processes that shape villages, towns, cities, and grand civilizations. Finally at University of Oxford, he discovered how people express their needs and aspirations through the things they make.

As an architect, planner, leader, steward, and trusted advisor for 30 years, Jeff has focused his professional practice on campus planning for educational institutions—helping clients create and sustain rich, vital, and enduring places.

To every opportunity Jeff brings the enthusiasm to engage and excite the communities he serves, the experience to translate ideas into action, and the leadership to advance the possibilities in thoughtful and organized ways.

Stephen Rogers

Stephen J. Rogers

Tuesday, February 12
1:00 - 3:00 PM

For 22 years Stephen J. Rogers has served as president of Viceroy Investments, LLC, which formed in 1996 to identify and acquire underperforming or underutilized properties for risk‐oriented capital partners. Viceroy has invested $250 million of capital to date.

Prior to founding Viceroy Investments, Rogers was an investment director for the Crow Investment Trust (Crow Holdings); its beneficiaries are the grandchildren of Trammell and Margaret Crow. The trust invested Crow Family and co‐investment capital in the acquisition of real estate and in new development projects throughout the United States. Rogers was responsible for deal sourcing, underwriting, financing, and subsequent permanent finance / disposition.

Rogers holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. A longtime executive officer of the St. Mark’s School of Texas (United States), he currently chairs the Architecture and Construction Committee. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization.

Rogers is the former mayor pro tem of the Town of Highland Park; his term matured in May 2016. He is the former board chairman of the Wesley Prep School at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Rogers is also a former member of the board of directors of the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, serving as chair of both the Finance and Endowment committees. He is a founding board member of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

Rogers resides in Dallas with his wife and two children.