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Alumnus Named Health Advantage President, CEO

CONWAY, Ark. (March 24, 2014) – Hendrix alumnus John Glassford was recently named president and chief executive officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate Health Advantage, the state’s oldest health maintenance organization (HMO).

As regional executive for Arkansas Blue Cross’ central office, John Glassford oversees group sales and marketing, medical management, risk management and provider services. Prior to joining the company in 2007 as an internal business consultant, Glassford served as a financial analyst/plan manager for Burgett & Dietrich, regional director of Managed Care for Tenet Healthcare Corporation and president and chief executive officer of NovaSys Health.

A native of Hot Springs, Glassford is a 1990 Hendrix graduate.

Founded 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