At the heart of the Rhodes community is a commitment to an inclusive campus and a culture of belonging. As part of that commitment, the Office of Multicultural Affairs recently revamped its mentoring program to better fulfill its mission of building community for students of various multicultural backgrounds.
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Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding liberal arts students at America’s leading colleges and universities. Fewer than one percent of U.S. college graduates are eligible.
April 23, 2021
Rhodes College ranks 16th on The Princeton Review’s 2021 list of “Top 20 Best Private Schools for Internships.” The education services company has published its annual guide ranking the nation’s “Best Value Colleges,” Rhodes ranks among the top 50 private colleges, coming in at 47th. Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges, 2021 Edition, evaluates factors including stellar academics, financial aid, and strong career prospects for graduates.
April 20, 2021
Rhodes Student Employee of the Year is Nathaniel Scott ’21, Supervisor of the Year is Lydia Spencer, and Rhodes Student Associates of the Year are Madelyn Saye ’21 and Dalia Roth ’21.
April 13, 2021
National enrollment and admission leader Lee Ann Backlund has been appointed interim vice president for enrollment and dean of admission. Backlund will serve through the 2021-2022 school year as the college searches for a permanent enrollment leader.
April 07, 2021
Rhodes College’s McCoy Theatre will present “A Celebration of Jeanine Tesori” April 16, featuring Rhodes students and community members performing songs by award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. The virtual showcase, premiering at 7:30 p.m. CST, is directed by Joy Brooke Fairfield, assistant professor of theatre at Rhodes. Local musician and theatre artist Eileen Kuo serves as music director.
April 06, 2021
Rhodes College Director of Athletics Matt Dean will step down from his current role to serve in a new role as Associate Director for Athletics. A national search for the next Rhodes College Director of Athletics will begin immediately.
April 01, 2021
From the courtroom to creative writing to politics and chemistry, Rhodes College offers a variety of summer programs aimed at preparing high school students for their college careers. New this year is the Rhodes to Success course designed to assist students with their personal, professional, and academic transition to college life. English literature major Ethan Morris ’23 participated in Rhodes’ Summer Writing Institute in 2017 and says, “It’s one of the biggest reasons I’m here at Rhodes.”
March 22, 2021
The Board of Trustees has appointed Carroll Stevens J.D. as interim president of Rhodes College. He will begin serving this summer when President Marjorie Hass departs Rhodes.
March 18, 2021