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Vince and Jane Roig Honored with the 2019 Leaders and Legends Award

Author: Helios Education Foundation

Posted on: October 15, 2019

In honor of their dedication and commitment to student success, Vince and Jane Roig were honored with the 2019 Leaders and Legends Award by College Success Arizona.  Leaders and Legends is a  celebration of the individuals and organizations who have embraced the responsibility of helping to ensure that all students in Arizona have access to the educational opportunities that will position them for success.

“Vince and Jane Roig are exceptional individuals who have been a force for positive change in Arizona and across the country,” said Rich Nickel, President and CEO, College Success Arizona.  “We are grateful for their work and are proud to honor them with this award.”  

Vince and Jane Roig both have a long history and distinguished careers in serving students.  Their belief in the potential of every student to succeed has driven them to strive toward a community in which every student, regardless of zip code or background has the access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to pursue and complete a postsecondary degree.

For over 40 years, Jane La Rocca Roig has been a leader in higher education access, choice, and success programs.  She has expertise in state grant, scholarship, and student loan programs as well as public policy efforts regarding student aid programs.  She was a founding officer of Helios Education Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  She also serves on the boards of the Phoenix Suns Charities, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, and the Leadership Council for the Pastor Center for Politics and Public Policy at Arizona State University.  She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Arizona Science Center. 

Vince Roig has been an ardent education supporter for nearly 50 years.  As Founding Chairman of the Board for Helios Education Foundation, he leads the organization to deliver on its mission to create opportunities for individuals to succeed in postsecondary education.  Prior to the founding of Helios, Mr. Roig was Chairman of the Board, President and Cheif Executive Officer of Southwest Student Services for more than 20 years. Mr. Roig is passionately committed to ensuring opportunities for all students and has set forth a vision for Helios that all students – regardless of background or zip code – have the opportunity to attain a high-quality education.  Mr. Roig is currently Chairman of the Board of College Success Arizona and serves on the Boards of Stand for Children National, Take Stock in Children, Valley of the Sun United Way, Teach for America Phoenix Advisory Emeritus Board.  He is also a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.

Congratulations to Vince and Jane Roig.  We join College Success Arizona in celebrating their commitment and dedication to education both in Arizona and across the nation.  

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