Presenting Mr. and Ms. Rhodes


Publication Date: 10/10/2008

President and Mrs. William E. Troutt with Mr. and Ms. Rhodes

The student body selected Cord McLean ’09 and Jill Carr ’09 as this year’s Mr. and Ms. Rhodes. They were recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 4.


McLean is an anthropology/sociology major from Chapel Hill, TN.  A 2005 graduate of Forrest High School, McLean is a Bonner Scholar and vice president of Mortar Board.  At Rhodes, he has been a volunteer coordinator and mentor for PeaceJam, a three-year Peer Assistant and president of the Black Student Association.

McLean is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Woolsocks,  Rhodes’ male a cappella group. Over  three summers, he participated in the Summer Service Fellowship, conducted research as part of the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies and traveled to South Africa to study community development in the post-apartheid state.

McLean is the son of Shon and Kimberly McLean.  After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school for college student personnel and higher education administration.


Carr is an economics and mathematics major from Sugar Land, TX. A 2005 graduate of Lawrence E. Elkins High School, Carr is president of the Rhodes Student Government.  A recipient of the Rhodes’ Bellingrath Fellowship, she volunteers with the  Adopt-A-Friend Mentoring Program at Snowden Elementary, is a member of the Rhodes College Diplomats and the Rhodes College Republicans and serves on the leadership team of Tuesday Fellowship.  She also is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, for which she has served as Vice President Standards.

As a Rhodes Student Associate, Carr works as research analyst for Rhodes’ Office of Institutional Research. She has been initiated into Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society and the Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership societies. She spent last summer in Beijing, China, interning with UBS Securities and the summer before in Shanghai, China, studying Chinese and economic development at Fudan University.

Carr is the daughter of Tom and Jan Carr. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in economics.