An alumnus of CSULB, Rhodes received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1962, majoring in Accountancy. After graduating, he later pursued a Jurisprudence Degree from UCLA School of Law. After eight years in the field as a successful lawyer, he began his own firm, Rhodes, Kendall and Harrington, remaining there until 1986. He then left the firm to become a sole practitioner until retiring in 2001. In high school, Rhodes ran a tennis program for the City of Santa Ana recreation department, taught tennis lessons in college and ran the tennis program for the City of Long Beach recreation department. He later taught tennis lessons while in law school. Rhodes quit playing tennis altogether in 2001 after competing in the Australian Tennis Veterans Championships and took up marathon running. He says one of his proudest moments came when he, his daughter Shannon and son Greg, along with other members of his family, completed the Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota and finished together.
A strong supporter of athletics, Rhodes is a member of the Athletics Director’s Circle. Additionally he is a member of the Carillon Society and received the Carillon Award, an honor reserved for donors who have made transformational gifts of $1 million or more to our campus. This generosity has led to the construction of a new tennis facility and the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund for students who play the sport which he credits with much of his professional success. Rhodes has been a real estate transactional lawyer for more than three decades.
CSULB Awards and Honors:
Carillon Society Member and Recipient of the Carillon Award
BS, 1962, Accountancy, College of Business Administration, CSULB
JD, 1968, UCLA