President William Troutt
Now in his second decade at Rhodes and his third as a college president, William E. Troutt is one of only four college presidents in America currently serving in that capacity for over 30 years. A nationally recognized leader in education, he has worked with key stakeholders to establish strategic aspirations for Rhodes. As a result, Rhodes has strengthened its focus on excellence in the classroom and beyond through student research, internships, study-abroad, service, and stronger connections with the Memphis community. During his tenure, Rhodes was twice named the "Most Service-Oriented College in America" by Newsweek.
A new college curriculum, the establishment of endowed faculty chairs and support, key partnerships to enhance student learning, the move from scholarships to fellowships, and a nationally-recognized student work program are a few of the outcomes of the Rhodes Vision. Additionally, he has worked closely with trustees to implement a new trustee governance structure which serves as a national model.