Dr. Joe B. Hatcher
CONWAY, Ark. (June 4, 2012) - Former Hendrix College President Dr. Joe B. Hatcher passed away on June 1, 2012. Hatcher served as President of Hendrix from 1981 to 1991.
"The Hendrix College community is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Joe B. Hatcher," said Hendrix President Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd. "We are grateful for his leadership during a critical period, which saw Hendrix rise in national stature and laid the foundation for the continued progress of this institution. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe's family."
For more information, read the full obituary here.
The Log Cabin Democrat published this obituary with quotes from Dr. Hatcher’s wife Irma Gail and retired Hendrix economics professor Dr. Eloise Raymond.
In this article, Log Cabin Democrat sportswriter David McCollum discusses Hatcher’s vision in moving Hendrix to the NCAA Division III.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.