College of Fine Arts and Humanities Leadership Award
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Carleen Rhodes ' 73 ' 77
Double SCSU degree-holder Carleen Rhodes, Lakeville, is president of one of Minnesota’s three largest foundations, the Saint Paul Foundation, which works to enhance the health and vitality of the greater St. Paul area.
Rhodes, currently chair-elect of the St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau, serves on the executive committees of the Association of Children’s Museums, the Center for Victims of Torture, the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly’s Art, Culture and Entertainment Initiative.
Prior to leading the Saint Paul Foundation, Rhodes was president of the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which was recognized by Parent magazine as one of the top 10 children’s museums in the country under her tenure. She also worked in development at the College of Saint Benedict and the American Heart Association and was development counsel at a national philanthropic consultation firm. She was an English instructor at her alma mater for five years in the 1970s.