ACC hosts several celebrations to honor the legacy of Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, the college’s longest-serving chancellor. After serving in the role for 12 years, Dr. Rhodes’ last day at the college will be September 30, 2023. 

Mark your calendar and join us to say farewell at one of the events below. Share your favorite memory of Dr. Rhodes or leave a farewell message on the padlet wall below.

Board of Trustees Retirement Reception

Date: Monday, September 18, 2023
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: ACC Highland, Building 3000

The ACC Board of Trustees honored Dr. Rhodes with a special reception prior to its September meeting.

Read the recap and view photos from the event here.

Community Celebration

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: ACC Highland

The college and ACC Foundation team up to host a ticketed fundraising reception.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the new Dr. Richard M. Rhodes Endowed Scholarship fund. Tickets are on sale now. Space is limited. 

Riverbat Family and Friends Celebration

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: ACC Highland

This free campus reception will offer RIverbat faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to wish Dr. Rhodes farewell. RSVP today.

Farewell Campus Tour

In addition to these celebrations, ACC hosts a farewell campus tour for Dr. Rhodes Tuesday, September 19, to Thursday, September 21. Dr. Rhodes will make one last visit to all the campuses, giving faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to share memories and well-wishes with him. View the schedule here.

Leave a message for Dr. Rhodes on the Padlet wall.

More photos coming soon.

This story was updated Thursday, September 21, 2023.