Established and endowed by his family, colleagues, former students, friends, and admirers in November, 2000, the W. C. Buthman Endowed Visiting Scholar and Lectureship Program honors the distinguished legacy and service of the late Dr. Buthman, former Academic Dean and Professor of History at Hendrix College. The program focuses on bringing to campus scholars and lecturers whose expertise speaks most directly to contemporary global issues and international affairs. In this way, the Buthman Program solidifies and enhances a most integral part of the College’s educational mission as it engages a new millennium. By confronting contemporary issues, students prepare themselves to join a responsible world community striving toward a just, sustainable, and spiritually satisfying future.
The W. C. Buthman Endowed Visiting Scholar and Lectureship Program brings up to two scholars per academic year to the campus. As the endowment grows, additional visiting scholars and related programs may be included.