Development & The Campaign for Rhodes
At Rhodes we take pride in teaching our students to be persons of thought and action. As leaders of Rhodes College, we, too, must know when to act decisively on behalf of our institution. In 1925 Rhodes President Charles Diehl had the courage to move our campus from Clarksville to Memphis and create a bold new vision for our College. Now it is time to solidify our resources and take our place among the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges. The Campaign for Rhodes has already secured more than $230 million. These funds are being used to fuel strategic priorities such as student scholarships, faculty recruitment, community engagement and campus enhancement. We are proud of the accomplishments to date and deeply grateful to the generosity of friends and alumni who have made these successes possible.
The decision to extend the Campaign for another three years in pursuit of at least $83 million additional dollars was driven by unmet needs. While funds for student scholarships and faculty recruitment have been fortified, we still do not have the financial latitude to attract and keep some of the most capable and committed students and scholars on our campus. Funds allocated for campus improvements do not include monies to update our aging science facilities—clearly our most pressing capital need.
If you take the accomplishments of our alumni and combine them with the dreams and ambitions of our current students, you can begin to imagine the impact that Rhodes College can have on the world.