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 up to 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; 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, staff, 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 October, 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.

Jo Ann Biggs ’80, Chair   
Attorney/Partner 
Vinson & Elkins, LLP 
Dallas, Texas

Wendy R. Anderson ’93 
Senior Counselor
Palantir
Santa Cruz, California

W. Ellis Arnold III 79, ex officio
President
Hendrix College
Conway, Arkansas

Ruth H. Bernabe ’81
Teacher
Memphis, Tennessee

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

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

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

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

Susan Farris DeBoard ’71 
Retired
Conway, Arkansas

Luke Duffield ’91
Blackstone Construction
Russellville, Arkansas 

Kim Evans, Secretary
Senior Director of Foundation Relations, UAMS
Little Rock, Arkansas

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

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

Kenneth Gunderman ’93
President and Chief Executive Officer
Uniti, The Communications REIT 
Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Jan N. Hundley ’80
Retired      
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
Philanthropist
Dallas, Texas

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

Henry E. Neely II ’83, Vice Chair
Retired  
Plano, Texas 

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

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

Walter Owen Pryor ’87
Attorney
Atlanta, Georgia 

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

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

Derrick Smith ’97 
Mitchell Williams Law Firm
Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Rev. William B. Smith ’63
Retired
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

Gifty Agana ’22, Student Representative 
Little Rock, Arkansas

Sharron Russell ’81, Staff Representative
Greenbrier, Arkansas

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