President Marjorie Hass, Biography

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.