Following the sale of his company in Southern California, Jack Rhodes ’60 relocated to his home turf in the Pacific Northwest. Instantly getting active in the fraternity’s graduate chapter, he also found time to take on another major project in his “retirement”.
Over the past 18 years Jack has been the driver/visionary/director for the Sales Certificate Program for the Foster School of Business. The students are selected to attend a series of classes over a two year period that focus on sales skills and strategies. Each student ends the two years with a quarter long internship in a sales training position with a Seattle-area business.
In the their final quarter the intern students and the sponsoring businesses are invited to a breakfast saluting the students and thanking the businesses who are vital to the program’s practical skill experiences as well as many of them also serving to sponsor the program financially. The growth and improvement in the program under Jack’s leadership is quite impressive. Kudos to Jack.