Dr. Ann H. Die was the President of Hendrix College from 1992-2001. During her tenure
as president of Hendrix, she served on the Board of Directors of the National Merit
Scholarship Corporation and the Foundation for Independent Higher Education, was
Chair of the Presidents Council for Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA), and was a member of the Executive Committee of the NCAA. She
served as Chair of a number of regional and national higher education organizations
including the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Associated Colleges of
the South, the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist
Church, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
She represented NAICU on the Board of Directors of the American Council on
Education (ACE) and was chair of ACE's Council of Fellows and the Commission on
Governmental Relations. She served on a national panel, the Presidents Work
Group on Accreditation, in 1995-96, which resulted in a new model of accreditation
for the United States. She was a member of the board of the Ouachita Council,
Girl Scouts of America, and served as chair of Arkansas' Independent Colleges and
Universities. Die was a member of the Murphy Commission to Streamline Arkansas State
Government and of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
From 1988 until 1992, Dr. Die was Dean of the H. Sophie Newcomb
Memorial College and Associate Provost at Tulane University and served as Chair
of the Newcomb Foundation Board of Trustees. Prior to joining Tulane, she was Assistant
to the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Lamar University.
While at Lamar, she served as President of the Faculty Senate and was selected as
a Regents' Professor, an annual award given for teaching, research, and service
by the Lamar University Board of Regents. In 1986-87, Dr. Die was one of 29 Fellows
of the American Council on Education and spent the year at the College of William
and Mary working with the President and Provost on a variety of academic and administrative
Dr. Die graduated summa cum laude from Lamar University in Beaumont,
Texas, in 1966, earned a master's degree from the University of Houston in 1969,
and received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Texas A&M University in 1977.
A licensed psychologist, Die has directed a graduate clinical program and served
as a consultant to attorneys, corporations, hospitals, and school districts.
Her community and professional activities have included work on
refugee assistance issues, intercultural councils, and numerous mental health, civic,
and performing arts boards.