Alumni Association Executive Board

The purpose of the Rhodes Alumni Association is to promote Rhodes College, to deepen the loyalty of alumni and to encourage mutually beneficial relationships between the alumni, students and their families, faculty and staff of Rhodes College.

The duty of the Alumni Association Executive Board (hereinafter “the Board”) is to direct and coordinate the affairs of the Alumni Association and to represent and serve the needs of alumni. The Board shall be the official representative of the Alumni Association to the college and to the community at large.

If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) for the Alumni Association Executive Board, fill out the nomination form. For more information, contact the Alumni Office, or 901-843-3845.

The Board shall:

- promote and foster a dynamic, enduring and mutually beneficial relationship between the college and its alumni;

- enlist and encourage alumni support in career networking, student recruitment, and development;

- promote and sustain school spirit;

- provide opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and other members of the Rhodes community through meaningful programs and activities;

- strengthen Rhodes’ presence where we live and work;

- facilitate and encourage an ongoing avenue of communication between alumni and the college;

- give and encourage others to support Rhodes with their time, talent and treasure;

- take on other duties as needed and directed by the Alumni Relations Office.

The Alumni Association Executive Board is the governing body of the Rhodes College Alumni Association.

• The board meets twice a year, once during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend and once in the spring.

• Members are elected to three-year terms.

• The President and President-Elect serve for two years in each office.

• Members are expected to support the college by attending local alumni events and programs, recruiting prospective students, assisting with the career network, and providing financial support.


Current Alumni Board Members

President, Eric Teal ’91, Raleigh, NC
President-Elect, Bill Townsend ’84, Sherman Oaks, CA
Secretary, Victor Evans ’08, Nashville, TN

Members with Terms ending in December 2017
Pat Neal ’78, Key Biscayne, FL
Suzanne Gonce Perlis ’90, P’19, Metairie, LA
Joey Dudek ’93, Memphis, TN
Wes Meador ’00, Chicago, IL
Joshua Solomon ’00, Atlanta, GA
Matthew Wilder ’02, Stafford, VA
Calvin Biggers ’03, Arlington, TN
Victoria McCullough ’07, New York, NY
Rachel Harpool Woods ’10, Memphis, TN

Members with Terms ending in December 2018
Donna Bell Hulsey ’78, Austin, TX
Lisa Gilchrist Mischke ’81, Germantown, TN
Christy Weir Krueger ’85, Rossville, TN
Chris Cardwell ’94, Nashville, TN
Brian Wamhoff ’96, Charlottesville, VA
Brian Gonzales ’99, Seattle WA
Allison Griffin Bittel ’98, Sandy Springs, GA
Katie Walsh ’04, Memphis, TN
Max Hardy ’12, New York, NY

Members with Terms ending in December 2019
Susan Beaird ’65, P’87, P’91, GP’19, Germantown, TN
Robert McLean ’65, Germantown, TN
Andrew Watts ’85, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Stribling ’86, Atlanta, GA
Robin Meredith Kelly ’89, Paducah, KY
Doug Bacon ’93, Charlotte, NC
Matthew Rigdon ’02, Houston, TX
Melinda Phillips ’03, Nashville, TN
Eric Dailey ’11, North Little Rock, AR

Ex Officio Members
Past President - Kelly Ensor ’99
Faculty Representative - Stephen Ceccoli
Board of Trustees Representative - Dan Hatzenbuehler ’71
President, Rhodes Student Government – Thomas Mitchell ’18
Director of Alumni Relations - Tracy Vezina Patterson ’84

Immediate Past Members with Terms Ending December 2016
Ann Vines Roberts ’60, Nashville, TN
Susan Beaird ’65, P’87, P’91, Germantown, TN
Rickman Brown ’77, Atlanta, GA
Andrew Watts ’85, Los Angeles, CA
Jim Golden ’85, Killingworth, CT
Elizabeth Ritter ’00, Oxford, MS
Amy Moore Cresswell ’07, Dyersburg, TN
Eric Dailey ’11, North Little Rock, AR