William Stacy Rhodes
William Stacy Rhodes has over four decades of experience working in international development. His most recent role was as Chief of Staff to the Peace Corps Director from 2009 to 2014, a ‘bookend’ to a career which began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia from 1968 to 1970. William received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Occidental College, a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. He also obtained his law degree from the School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 1974. William served as an attorney at the Department of State and in private practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Kampelman.
William worked for over 25 years as a career foreign service officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development where he served as mission director in South Africa and for Guatemala and Central American programs. He also directed the Office of Central American Affairs in the Latin American and Caribbean Bureau and served tours in Haiti, Morocco and Nepal. After leaving USAID, William worked for a variety of international development institutions, including Save the Children, the Institute of International Education the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation.