Rob O'Connor, a 1995 Hendrix graduate, manages the College's marketing communications team. He is a Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Gold Award and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Arkansas Bronze Quill Award winner. Prior to joining the Office of Marketing Communications in 2010, he worked for the Development Office for five years as Director of Foundation Relations. A former print journalist, he was recognized by the Arkansas Press Association and Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors and was named the 2006 U.S. Small Business Association Arkansas Small Business Journalist of the Year. He earned a master's degree in professional and technical writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a 2013 Faulkner County Leadership Institute graduate and a board member of the Conway Symphony Orchestra and Conway Public Schools Foundation.