CGSC Foundation Staff


Chief Executive Officer:

Col. Roderick M. Cox, U.S. Army, Ret.

Rod assumed duties as the President & CEO of the Foundation on Dec. 14, 2018. He previously served as the program director of the Foundation’s Simons Center since March 2016. Rod served in the Army for more than 32 years as an artilleryman, foreign area officer, professor and historian, retiring in August 2013. After his Army career he served as a district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration and also served on the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board fostering interagency cooperation and focusing on veterans in government service issues.


Director of Operations:

Lora Morgan

Lora is responsible for the daily operations of the CGSC Foundation office and the coordination of Foundation events.  The spouse of an Army officer, Lora has extensive experience in event planning, coordinating and office management.


Director of Development:

Joan Cabell, CFRE

Joan is responsible for developing and implementing the fundraising strategies for the CGSC Foundation, including individual giving, corporate contributions, foundation grants and planned giving. She is also involved with enduring program sponsorships as well as with engaging alumni. Joan has an extensive background in fundraising in the Kansas City metropolitan area and is a “Certified Fund Raising Executive,” accredited by the American National Standards Institute.


Foundation Database/Gift Shop Operations:

Jennifer Herron

Jennifer assists the Foundation with operating the gift shop and is also responsible for maintaining the Foundation’s donor database, a critical element of Foundation operations, as well as the Foundation’s social media. Jennifer is the spouse of an officer enrolled in the School for Advanced Military Studies. She began work with the Foundation in May 2017.

Mark H. Wiggins, Director of Communications

Communications Consultant:

Lt. Col. Mark H. Wiggins, U.S. Army, Ret.

Mark performs the duties of foundation Director of Communications on a contractual basis from MHW Public Relations & Communications. Mark is a CGSC graduate and has an extensive background in public relations and strategic communications with the Army and the private sector.