Elizabeth Rhodes, retired director of Kent State School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, passes away
July 27, 2009,
Kent, Ohio – Services are being held today at Kent State University for Elizabeth Rhodes, who retired as director of the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising in June. She passed away July 23 after battling more than one type of cancer since 1994, the same year she accepted the job as the director of the school.
“Throughout her tenure, and while she battled cancer on the home front, she demonstrated unfaltering commitment to and pride in the success of her students, not to mention the national and international repute of the Fashion School and the university,” said university president Lester Lefton.
The family will hold a service in the atrium of Rockwell Hall on today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In place of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Elizabeth A. Rhodes Legacy Campaign. The fund supports, in part, the New York City Studio and other projects of the school. To make a contribution, contact Shawn Gordon at 330-672-8484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.