Robyn K. Rodgers
Senior Archivist Department of Veterans Affairs, VA History Office


Robyn K. Rodgers serves as the inaugural Senior Archivist, leading archival activities within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) History Office. In this role, Ms. Rodgers is responsible for developing archival standards, practices, and operations for the VA History Program and the National VA History Center, to be established on the VA Medical Center Campus in Dayton, Ohio. Ms. Rodgers comes to VA from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), having served as Chief Archivist. Previous posts include National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), holding a variety of positions in Research Services in Anchorage, AK, San Bruno, CA and College Park, MD offices, as well as in Agency Services, focusing on Department of Defense appraisal including Capstone and other electronic records. She has extensive experience in senior leadership, policy development, programmatic creation and strategic rehabilitation, as well as the intersection of records management and archives. She graduated with honors from Virginia State University holding bachelor’s degree in American history, as well as a master’s degree in Information and Library Sciences with a concentration in Archival Management from San Jose State University.