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Hendrix Names New Associate Provost for Advising and Student Success

Todd Berryman 2023.11-0710FINAL.jpgDr. Todd Berryman to lead student advising, retention, and success initiatives beginning July 1

CONWAY, Ark. (November 13, 2023) — Hendrix College has named Dr. Todd Berryman to be the Associate Provost for Advising and Student Success. Dr. Berryman, a professor of history, begins his new role on July 1, 2024. He succeeds Dr. Liz Gron, who will retire at the close of the academic year.

Berryman, who joined the Department of History at Hendrix in 2006, has served as the convener of the Academic and Professional Concerns Committee, chaired the Departments of History and Education, and the Social Sciences Area.

Starting in 2014, he began assisting the Office of Academic Affairs in the development and implementation of various projects related to student retention and completion.

“In that role, he has collaborated effectively with the Registrar’s Office, the Office of Advising and Student Success, Institutional Research, Technology Services, the Odyssey Program, Intercollegiate Athletics, and more,” said Dr. David Sutherland, Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “I am excited about how Todd’s work with advising initiatives will help contribute to even stronger outcomes for our students.”

“I’m very excited to join the Office of Advising and Academic Success,” Berryman said. “The student-centered mission of that office is of critical importance to our community, and I look forward to building upon their collaborative work and identifying additional ways to support our students in the years to come.”

Berryman is an alumnus of Millsaps College and completed his master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 About Hendrix College

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. Learn more at   

“… Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.” —Hendrix College Statement of Purpose