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Hendrix President Featured in Arkansas Business

Dr. Karen K. Petersen shares thoughts in Executive Q&A series

CONWAY, Ark. (August 14, 2023) — Hendrix College President Dr. Karen K. Petersen was recently featured in Arkansas Business’ Executive Q&A series.

The profile includes her reflections on her Arkansas roots and the role of Hendrix in Arkansas, as well as her responses to questions about the current climate in higher education, the need for greater transparency around the cost of higher education, and the value of liberal arts education.

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Petersen, who was announced as the College’s 13th president in January, started her new role on June 1.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit