Dr. Karla C. Carney-Hall has been selected as Hendrix College’s Vice President for Student Affairs. She will begin her position July 1.
Dr. Carney-Hall, currently the Dean of Students at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in student affairs administration and research, a master’s degree from Florida State University in higher education administration and a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. She has previously worked in student affairs at Miami (Ohio) University and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
“Karla made a positive impression from the moment she stepped on our campus, and our students will benefit greatly with her in this position,” Cloyd said. “We are excited about the wealth of experience and the passion she will bring to Hendrix College.”
As Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Carney-Hall will be responsible for overseeing all elements of student life on Hendrix’s campus, including student activities, residence life, student organizations, counseling services, athletics, career services, student disciplinary issues, and health services.
“I’m tremendously excited to be working with Hendrix students, the faculty and staff, and being a part of the momentum that has been created at Hendrix,” Dr. Carney-Hall said. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity. I am committed to building relationships and understanding the Hendrix culture as critical first steps in my new role.”
Dr. Carney-Hall is married to Eric Hall, and they have a family dog, Oreo. She will replace Dr. Joyce Hardin, professor of biology, who has served in the position since 2002. Dr. Hardin, who says she misses her students, requested to return to the classroom last year, which initiated a national search for a new vice president.