Ardeo Education Foundation President Named Interim President of Rhodes College

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ardeo Education Solutions, a mission-driven company increasing student access to higher education, today announced that Carroll D. Stevens, president of the Ardeo Education Foundation, has been named interim president of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Widely recognized as one of the country's top education innovators, Stevens is a current member of the Rhodes College Board of Trustees and has served as president of the company foundation of Ardeo Education Solutions since 2013.

"We congratulate Carroll Stevens on being selected as Interim President," says Peter Samuelson, Ardeo Education Solutions president. "This honor is clear recognition of the impact he has had on higher education. We are fortunate to have him as part of our leadership team at Ardeo."

Stevens' extensive background has distinguished him as one of the country's top innovators in education. He has held a number of leadership and advisory roles at education companies and nonprofits in areas of technology, management consulting, and college affordability and access. Stevens was instrumental in the development of Ardeo's innovative loan repayment assistance program (LRAP), leveraging strategic insights from his experiences as Associate Dean of Yale Law School and his work pioneering the school's Career Options Assistance Program (COAP).

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"Rhodes College is a first rate institution with a strong reputation for tradition, excellence and innovation in its approach to education," said Stevens. "I look forward to the opportunity the Board of Trustees has afforded me to help Rhodes execute on its mission and implement its strategic vision during this transition year."

Stevens recently served as Vice President for Advancement at Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation's foremost liberal arts colleges. From 1987 to 2005, he was Associate Dean of the Yale University School of Law, and prior to that Associate Dean of the College of Law at the University of Kentucky. Stevens holds a B.A. degree from Georgetown College and a J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky. He was awarded the degree Doctor of Laws honoris causa in 2006 by Georgetown and is an Honorary Fellow at Regent Park College of Oxford University.

Stevens will assume his duties as Interim President July 1, 2021 and serve until replaced by the incoming 21st president of the College. For more information on Ardeo Education Solutions and the Ardeo Foundation please visit

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Ardeo Education Solutions increases access to higher education by overcoming the fear of student debt. We help colleges and universities enroll more students. Our Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) change the enrollment decisions of students who would not enroll due to the fear of student debt. As a public benefit company, we are committed to helping our clients, our students and our community. Learn more at
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