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Hendrix Names New Vice President of Development

CONWAY, Ark. (November 13, 2012) - Hendrix College announced today that Dr. Kevin Braswell will become the college's Vice President of Development. Braswell will assume the position in January. Braswell is currently Assistant Vice President of Advancement at the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to his current position, Braswell served as Senior Associate Director in Planned Giving at Washington University in St. Louis, and as a Major Gifts Coordinator and Development Officer at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

At Hendrix, Braswell will be responsible for leading the College's development efforts with overall responsibility for annual giving, major gifts, foundation relations and planned giving. He will also oversee the College's Advancement Services area, which supports research and data management for the division.

"We are delighted to have Kevin join the Hendrix team in this critically important leadership role. Kevin brings a diverse background of fundraising and higher education experience, strong leadership skills and a vision for enhancing our programs," according to Ellis Arnold, Executive Vice President & General Counsel for the college.

"After the recent success of our $100 million campaign it was imperative that we continue our momentum as we advance the college in the decade ahead, and Kevin will play an important role in our efforts" Arnold said.

Braswell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he was a Donaghey Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Speech Communication. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Arkansas. As the Hendrix Vice President of Development, he replaces Mike Hutchison who was recently named Vice President for Advancement at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. 

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information,