Doyle Rogers Family Gives UAMS $4 Million

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Thursday said the family of Doyle and Josephine Raye Rogers of Batesville has given $4 million for campus construction and the Arkansas Cancer Research Center.
The family includes daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Paul Hoover; and their son and daughter-in-law, Doyle "Rog" and Carolyn Rogers, all of Little Rock.
About $3 million will fund construction of the lobby in the UAMS Medical Center's expansion, scheduled to open in 2008. The lobby will be named The Josephine Raye and Doyle W. Rogers Lobby. The remaining $1 million will go the expansion of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, the university said.
"Doyle and I and our family are proud to be a part of the new hospital at UAMS and also the expansion of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center," Raye Rogers said in a news release. "UAMS is an outstanding medical facility that treats patients not only from Arkansas, but throughout the world because of unique programs like those at the ACRC."
Doyle Rogers is chairman of the Doyle Rogers Co., a commercial real estate firm with offices in Batesville and Little Rock, and is chairman of Metropolitan National Bank. In 1982, he developed and opened the Excelsior Hotel, now The Peabody Little Rock, and the adjoining Statehouse Convention Center. In 1985, he developed the 25-story Rogers Building, now the Stephens Building, in downtown Little Rock.
Raye Rogers was one of the founding members of the ACRC Foundation Fund Board and is a lifetime member. Barbara Hoover is on the ACRC Foundation Fund Board and is former chairman of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board Chancellor's Circle. Her husband, Paul, is a member of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board.
UAMS is the state's only comprehensive academic health center.