Hendrix Leadership

Hendrix On the Move

The word is out. Our recognition as a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education can be found in articles in The New York Times and broadcasts on National Public Radio. U.S. News & World Report named Hendrix the nation’s #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for three consecutive years!

Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning is providing unprecedented engaged learning opportunities for students and faculty, supported by a vibrant Odyssey grant program.

Hendrix students and faculty engage the world through service, study abroad and cross-cultural experiences. Hendrix received the Heiskell Award for International Partnerships in 2012 for its leadership role in the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program.

Recent steps forward include:

  • Completing a $100 million comprehensive campaign to establish Hendrix as a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education.
  • Introducing Your Hendrix Odyssey in 2005; passing the $2 million mark in Odyssey grants awarded in 2012.
  • Opening a new Student Life and Technology Center, the first LEED Gold-certified building on a college campus in Arkansas.
  • Opening a new Wellness and Athletics Center, a new track, and new fields for soccer, baseball and softball.
  • Moving our NCAA Division III (non-scholarship) intercollegiate athletics program to the newly created Southern Athletic Association in summer 2012.
  • Reintroducing football in Fall 2013 and adding women's lacrosse in Spring 2014.
  • Launching men's lacrosse and women's field hockey as NCAA Division III team sports.
  • Constructing new student apartments at The Corner of Front and Mill Streets.
  • Developing The Village at Hendrix, a mixed use residential and retail area, on 100 acres of undeveloped land the College owns directly across Harkrider Street.
  • Revising the campus master plan to project how the College might grow over the next 50 years.

Building on a 136-year tradition of excellence, Hendrix is moving into the 21stcentury on the cutting edge of American higher education. Please explore our website to learn more about the many ways that Hendrix is on the move.