Following thirty years of service to Sonoma State University, Chuck Rhodes, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, has announced his retirement, effective August 25, 2011.
"Chuck has served this university very well and has been a friend, mentor, leader, and role model for many students, faculty and staff during his thirty year career," says SSU President Ruben Armiñana. "He has grown the residential life program to become a critical component of the student experience at Sonoma State."
Throughout his career, Rhodes has been actively involved in national associations such as the American College Personnel Association and Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I).
Earlier this month, ACUHO-I presented Rhodes with the 2011 Parthenon Award at a recognition reception held at the 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. He received the award -- the organization's most prestigious -- based on his continued contributions to the collegiate housing profession, and in recognition of outstanding service and supreme achievement in his profession.
Rhodes has also received three international leadership awards from ACUHO-I and recently completed three years on the executive board as its first Director of Inclusion and Equity.
After retiring, Rhodes will spend more time with his family in South Carolina and plans to start a consulting business."
"Chuck has also been a leader on this campus with regard to social justice issues and has challenged us all on the ways in which we understand power and privilege," said President Armiñana. "He has given much of himself to this university and will be missed by many. Please join me in wishing him the best of luck as he begins this new phase of his life and career."
Photo courtesy of ACUHO-I