Donna Rogers Skowronski, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

When we enter the workforce, it is safe to say we all hope to travel down a career path that will give us a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment at the end of the day.  I am happy to say that I love what I do as an HR professional! It allows me to share my passion about business, HR, and education with the next generation of business leaders, owners, managers, and HR professionals. To hear my thoughts on the world of HR, listen to a recent radio broadcast from WMAY.

Educational Credentials

  • Masters in Human Resources Development
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • B.S. in Public Relations
    Illinois State University

  • A.S in Information Management
    Community College of the Air Force

  • A.S in Business Management
    Lincoln Land Community College



  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)

  • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

  • Certified Professional  (IPMA-CP)  from International Public Management Association (IPMA-HR)

As I pursued my educational goals and worked toward my SPHR and SHRM certifications, friends who owned small, local businesses would come to me with questions about HR.  I would lend an ear and give advice and over the years, I continually heard the statement “We wish there was a service out there to help us with these challenges.”

"I teach what I do and do what I teach"

With the support of my husband and this encouraging group of business owners, Rogers HR Consulting opened its doors in 2001. Shortly thereafter, I did complete my certifications and was professionally qualified to teach at the college level.  I began working at the University of Illinois – Springfield (UIS) as an adjunct faculty member in 2002. As teaching became a natural fit for me, I continued teaching on an “as needed” basis at both UIS and Robert Morris College until 2008 when I joined the UIS College of Business and Management full-time.  I now teach human resources management, organizational behavior, strategic human resources management, and serve as the faculty co-advisor for the UIS SHRM Chapter. Teaching at the university level has been a highlight of my career and allows me to stay on top of what are the current best business practices that I continually share with my clients.

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Public speaking is another part of my job that brings me great joy.  

I have had the great privilege to deliver numerous presentations among professional groups and have guest lectured at Benedictine University in Springfield.  I humbly serve my peers in the Human Resources profession as a SHRM Student Chapter Advisor committee member and have previously served as the North Central Region – Membership Advisory Representative, Past Director for Illinois SHRM, and President of the Central Illinois Chapter of SHRM.  

I served in the Illinois Air National Guard as a Ground Safety Inspector for eight years, and still proudly support our men and women defending our great nation. 


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