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College of Arts & Sciences Dean Terry Rhodes to retire this June

Terry Rhodes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will retire at the end of the academic year. Photo Courtesy of UNC Media Relations.
Buy Photos Terry Rhodes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will retire at the end of the academic year. Photo Courtesy of UNC Media Relations.

After 34 years at UNC — and two years as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences — Terry Rhodes will retire in June, according to a campus email sent Tuesday.

Rhodes took over the position of dean in March 2020 after serving as interim dean for a year. June 2022 was Rhodes' intended retirement date since she assumed the interim dean role in 2019, according to the email. 

As dean, Rhodes oversees over 17,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, and more than 70 academic departments, curricula, programs, centers and institutes. 

Under Rhodes, the college launched several programs, including: 

Rhodes assumed the position as interim dean in the wake of administrative changes after the toppling of the Confederate monument Silent Sam and ensuing controversy over the monument's fate. Rhodes replaced former College of Arts & Sciences dean Kevin Guskiewicz, who was named interim chancellor in February 2019 following the official resignation of Carol Folt.

Rhodes told The Daily Tar Heel in December 2020 — at the end of her first year as dean — that the best part of her role is interacting with students. 

“I love hearing about their classes, the projects they are working on, the difference they are making in the world," Rhodes said in an email. "They are so inspiring. And I love sharing these stories with our Tar Heel alumni.”

Former UNC Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will serve as chairperson of the search for a new dean. 

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