Hendrix Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Hendrix College Board of Trustees establishes policies for the governance of the College; holds, manages, invests, and reinvests the property, endowments, and assets of the College; and is responsible for the election of the President and the conferral of honorary degrees. Members of the Board dedicate their expertise and resources to the advancement of Hendrix and play an integral role in the implementation of the mission, purpose, and strategic plan of the College.

The Hendrix College Board of Trustees is composed of 34 members, including a maximum of 24 at-large members nominated by the Executive Committee and elected by the full Board; three United Methodist clergy trustees who are in full connection with the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church; and five United Methodist lay or clergy trustees (lay/clergy trustees) without regard to their residence or conference connection; and two ex officio members, the Bishop of the Arkansas Area of the United Methodist Church and the President of the College. In addition, the Board includes one representative each from the faculty and the student body, and those trustees who may, from time to time, be named Trustee Emeritus. At least 50 percent of Board members must be alumni of Hendrix College. The Board of Trustees meets three times per academic year—in September, February, and May.

Questions concerning the Hendrix College Board of Trustees may be directed to the Office of the President.

Thank you for your interest in Hendrix College.

Albert Braunfisch ’86, Chair 
Chief Executive Officer 
MailSouth, Inc. 
Little Rock, Arkansas

Wendy R. Anderson ’93 
General Manager, Defense & National Security
Austin, Texas

W. Ellis Arnold III, ex officio
Hendrix College
Conway, Arkansas

Ruth H. Bernabe ’81
Memphis, Tennessee

Jo Ann Biggs ’80
Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Dallas, Texas

Barry D. Blake ’91 
Senior Managing Director
Guggenheim Partners 
New York, New York

Dr. Charles M. Chappell ’64 
Little Rock, Arkansas

Rev. Stephen D. Coburn ’81  
Northwest District, United Methodist Church
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Kim Evans
Senior Director of Development, UAMS
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Hayden Franks ’89
Franks Dermatology
Little Rock, Arkansas

Joe R. Goyne III ’69
Pegasus Bank
Dallas, Texas

Kenneth Gunderman ’93
President and Chief Executive Officer
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Joe G. Hollyfield ’60
Ophthalmic Research
Cleveland, Ohio

Jan N. Hundley ’80
Chief Operating Officer
Arkansas Otolaryngology
Little Rock, Arkansas

Roger G. King ’76
Retired Investor
Larchmont, New York

David A. Knight ’71  
Chief Legal Counsel
Stephens, Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Michael D. Malone ’92
Runway Group, LLC
Bentonville, Arkansas

Carolyn L. Miller ’74
Dallas, Texas

Charles D. Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
Inuvo/Privacy Star
Conway, Arkansas

Bishop Gary Mueller, ex officio
United Methodist Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas

Henry E. Neely II ’83
Plano, Texas 

Rev. Mark K. Norman
Southeast District, United Methodist Church      
White Hall, Arkansas

Dr. Paula L. Norwood ’68
Longboat Key, Florida

Rev. Sara Cole Pair ’94 
Sequoyah United Methodist Church
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Walter Owen Pryor ’87
Vice President, Government Affairs
Cennate Corp
Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Martin W. Shell ’80 
Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Elizabeth S. Small ’81
University of Arkansas at Little Rock      
Little Rock, Arkansas 

Rev. Roy P. Smith ’77
Trinity United Methodist Church
Little Rock, Arkansas 

Rev. William B. Smith ’63
Conway, Arkansas

Terry Joe Ticey ’80
Minneapolis, Minnesota

William H. Wilcox
United Surgical Partners International
Addison, Texas

Darrin L. Williams ’90
Chief Executive Officer
Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Megan Leonard ’02, Faculty Representative
Conway, Arkansas

Max Parker ’21, Student Representative 
Little Rock, Arkansas

R. Madison Murphy ’80, Trustee Emeritus 
Murphy Foundation 
El Dorado, Arkansas