Aspiring to build further upon its current momentum, Rhodes seeks a strategic, transparent, and inclusive leader to serve as its next President. The Rhodes community has been engaged in wide-ranging and collaborative visioning since the arrival of President Marjorie Hass in July 2017, including the development of a college-wide strategic plan, a three-year diversity, equity, and inclusion framework for action, and a campus master plan. During the global pandemic, Rhodes is proud to have acted quickly and decisively to prioritize student and community health, while simultaneously moving forward with new initiatives for the future, including the construction of an $18 million residence hall. The new President will lead the Rhodes community and the board in assessing and refining Rhodes’ strategic priorities as they head together into a post-pandemic landscape of higher education.
Rhodes College has built a unique place for itself among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by combining a powerful commitment to the liberal arts with unusually rich connections to the surrounding City of Memphis, Tennessee. In 2025, Rhodes will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its location in Memphis and looks forward to further deepening of this important partnership. Rhodes has twice been named “The #1 Most Service-Oriented College in the United States” by Newsweek, and civic engagement is integrated into the curriculum for all students. Ranked #54 among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and one of only 40 institutions included in the book, Colleges That Change Lives, Rhodes enrolls 2,030 students and has an endowment of $409 million.
Rhodes College has been enjoying a period of significant momentum and is poised for even greater success and visibility. The planning and hard work done by the Rhodes community in recent years has positioned the College well to face the unknown future of higher education. The next President of Rhodes will have the opportunity to collaborate with all of the College’s stakeholders in refining and bringing to life its strategic priorities, addressing new challenges, and capitalizing upon not-yet-imagined opportunities. Rhodes seeks in its next President a visionary, inclusive, and communicative leader with a sophisticated understanding of the challenges facing residential liberal arts colleges in the post-pandemic world and the ways in which Rhodes can further distinguish itself in the crowded higher education liberal arts landscape.
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Please send all nominations and applications in confidence to:
Sue May, Partner
Matthew Marsallo, Managing Associate
Rhodes College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.