Elizabeth Rogers Joins Race Track Industry Program Faculty

June 6, 2024


Tucson, AZ ─ The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) is proud to announce the addition of Elizabeth Rogers to its faculty. Rogers, an RTIP alum, brings extensive industry experience that will greatly benefit RTIP students.

D. Scott Merrell, Ph.D., Director and Professor, of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, remarked, “We are very excited to welcome Elizabeth back to the RTIP. Her presence will help to fill a crucial gap created by the upcoming retirement of Phil O’Hara. Phil and has been an enormous asset to the Program during his time here, and he will be sorely missed as he starts his next adventure. We wish him the very best.”

"Elizabeth, a graduate of RTIP, brings a wealth of knowledge to the students," said Robert Hartman, Race Track Industry Program Endowed Chair. "Her experience in race track operations and the racing office will serve our students well. We could not be more pleased to welcome her back to the Race Track Industry Program."

Rogers has over a decade of racing industry experience, making significant strides in racing office roles at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course. Her most recent role was as Director of Racing at Mahoning Valley. Additionally, she has been an active member of the Racing Operations Committee (ROCO), collaborating with her counterparts at other race tracks on challenges faced by the industry.

"It is an honor to join the RTIP team in the important responsibility of teaching and supporting our industry's future leaders," said Rogers.

University of Arizona students will return to campus on August 26.

For media inquiries or more information, please contact:
Robert Hartman, Chair
University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program 
Email: hartmanr@arizona.edu
Phone: 520-621-5663