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Rhoades, Ron A

Position Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
EJ Brown Hall
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EPLP Mentor
Embodying his love of life and adventure, Dr. Ron Rhoades (Learner, Strategic, Achiever,Relator, Intellection) sailed across the Atlantic and back on a tall ship, performed in road shows in Europe and America as a Disney Character (and in shows and parades at the Walt Disney World Resort), rowed on a crew team (silver medal, small college NCAA nationals, freshman 8’s), marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marched in competition as a member of a state-championship rifle drill team, escorted numerous celebrities around Central Florida (Rock Hudson, Connie Stevens, and many more), undertook a one-week solo canoe trip into The Everglades, performed as a “Tin Man” at a mountaintop theme park in North Carolina (“The Land of Oz”), and served as a stage manager and talent scheduling coordinator for entertainment productions at Walt Disney World. And then he graduated college. He went on to graduate from law school, with honors, practice law for 25 years, practice financial planning and as an investment advisor for more than a decade, and in the last two years teach financial planning and business law at Alfred State. Ron has been very active in the leadership of several financial planning industry organizations. A speaker several times each year at various industry conferences, Dr. Rhoades has extensively written about the fiduciary duties of financial and investment advisors and lobbies legislators and regulators on issues surrounding the duties of financial advisors. Ron enjoys travel, sailing, and attending occasional sporting events.