Dr. Marjorie Hass began her tenure as the 20th president of Rhodes College on July 1, 2017. Previously, she had been president of Austin College and Provost of Muhlenberg College. A professor of philosophy, she was recognized for her teaching excellence. A board member of the Association for American Colleges and Universities and former chair of the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Dr. Hass is a nationally recognized spokesperson for the value of a liberal arts education. She has served on the board of the Council for Independent Colleges and as a presidential sponsor for the Texas Women in Higher Education conference. She holds the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.