Office of the President

President's Message

Dear Student,

As the President of Rhodes State College, I congratulate you on taking the next step to pursue your college education or career training. Choosing Rhodes State will provide a pathway to new skills, a chance to begin a new career, and the opportunity to take classes from dedicated and committed faculty members – truly this will be a life changing experience.

Rhodes State is one of the fastest growing institutions in Ohio.  We are proud of our distinguished reputation among Ohio’s two year institutions – a reputation built upon a history of changing lives, building futures and improving communities. Through our 2009-2012 Strategic Plan, we will continue to meet the needs of our diverse student body and affirm our commitment to a spirit of innovation and excellence.

Our students have every opportunity to succeed as we offer a full range of credit and non-credit courses and career training options. Within the College, there are over 100 programs, majors and certificates offered.  With the newest addition of the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, you can also transfer many of the courses that you take at Rhodes to four-year colleges and universities in Ohio.  The business and industry training division of the College offers seminars and classes for individuals interested in obtaining work-related skills.

Over the next three years, we plan to develop new program offerings for high demand employment areas; expand partnerships with business and industry; reshape programs, scheduling and delivery options to increase access and expedite time to educational goal attainment for students; and improve facilities and technology to satisfy the changing needs of our stakeholders.

You will find the College campus an open and inclusive environment with student activities, athletics and student organizations that complement your classroom experiences. I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities available to ensure that you are prepared for a constantly changing and global environment.  Welcome, and thank you for making Rhodes State your choice.

Your Tomorrow Starts Here!

Debra L. McCurdy, PhD
President