CONWAY, Ark. (September 13, 2013) – The Hendrix College
Board of Trustees recently added six new members.
new Board of Trustees members are:
Pam Estes, Lakeside United Methodist Church, Pine Bluff, Ark.
David Fleming ’84, senior pastor, First United Methodist Church, Pine Bluff,
Franks, M.D., ’89, Dermatology Group of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark.
Nelson Hundley ’80, chief operating officer, Arkansas Otolaryngology, Little
Mark McDonald ’88, First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Ark.
G. Mackey Yokem ’72, executive director of mission and ministry, Arkansas
Annual Conference, Little Rock, Ark.
is very fortunate to have a visionary Board of Trustees that is committed to enhancing
the educational experience for every student,” said Acting President W. Ellis
Arnold III. “We are excited to welcome our new members and grateful for their
leadership and commitment to the continued success of Hendrix as one of the
country’s leading liberal arts colleges.”
new Board of Trustees members will attend their first meeting in October.
Board member bios:
Estes is an alumna of Ouachita
Baptist University, where she earned her bachelor’s degrees in
English and music education and a master’s degree in music education. She
received a master’s degree in library and information services at the George Peabody College for Teachers of
Vanderbilt University, as well as master’s degrees in divinity and sacred
theology, New Testament, and pastoral care from Boston University School of
Theology. She has served as vice-chair of the Conference Board of Ordained
Ministry, chair of the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, dean of the
2013 School of Mission, and on the board of the Arkansas United Methodist
Foundation. She is currently senior pastor at Lakeside United Methodist Church
in Pine Bluff.
Franks is a Hendrix alumnus
and graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of
Medicine, where he completed his internship in the Department of Internal
Medicine and residency in the Department of Dermatology. He currently practices
Group of Arkansas in Little Rock.
Hundley is a Hendrix alumnus and earned a master’s degree in business
administration from the University of Arkansas. A member of Pulaski Heights
United Methodist Church, she serves on the board of the Arkansas Symphony
Orchestra and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County. She is the
chief operating officer for Arkansas Otolaryngology.
Rev. McDonald is an alumnus of Hendrix and Perkins School of Theology at Southern
Methodist University, where he received the Karis Stahl Fadley Award. He is
currently the senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville,
where he also serves as chaplain for the Jacksonville Police Department and is
active in the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council, Rotary Club, and Jacksonville
Rev. Yokem is an
alumnus of Hendrix and Perkins
School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He has
served as the executive director of Camp Aldersgate, director of church relations
at Hendrix, pastor at Primrose United Methodist Church in Little Rock, and senior
pastor of United Methodist congregations in Gurdon, Lonoke, Warren and
Russellville. He served as district superintendent of the Northwest District of
the Arkansas Annual Conference from 2007 to 2013. Currently appointed as executive
director of mission and ministry of the Arkansas Annual Conference, he oversees
the strategic alignment of the Imagine Ministry process across the Annual
Conference, Connectional Ministries and serves as assistant to the Bishop.
Fleming is an alumnus of Hendrix and Perkins
School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He was named 2003 Youth
Director of the Year at the 2003 Steel-Hendrix Awards banquet. He is currently
senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff and chair of the
leadership board for the Southeast District United Methodist Church.
in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and
sciences education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change
the Way You Think about Colleges,
as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and
the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United
Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.