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Hendrix College Names New Provost

Dr Terri Bonebright in class

CONWAY, Ark. (May 6, 2014) – The Hendrix College Board of Trustees has named Dr. Terri L. Bonebright as Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost of the College.

Dr. Bonebright was selected by a faculty committee and Hendrix President-elect Dr. Bill Tsutsui after a national search. She will succeed Dr. Robert L. Entzminger, who is retiring this year after 12 years as the College’s chief academic officer.

Bonebright comes to Hendrix from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where she is Dean of Faculty and Professor of Psychology.

“A gifted administrator, professor and researcher, Dr. Bonebright understands the role and the soul of a liberal arts college,” said President Tsutsui. “We are very fortunate to have someone of her caliber and character in this critical role.”

“She is also extremely down to earth and is an excellent communicator,” Tsutsui said. “She’ll be a great advocate and leader for our faculty and for our academic program.” 

An alumna of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bonebright earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and German in 1990, her master’s degree in psychology in 1992 and her doctorate in psychology and quantitative methods in 1996. She joined the DePauw faculty in 1995 and has been recognized for teaching and mentoring. She received the 2000-2001 Exemplary Teaching Award and was selected as outstanding faculty volunteer and as an outstanding faculty member by the student body in 1996. Her scholarship includes research in the areas of sonification of graphs, the perception of everyday sounds and the effectiveness of technology in teaching. She has more than 40 refereed publications and has given more than 50 conference presentations, frequently with student collaborators.

"I am honored to be joining the Hendrix community and excited about working with President Tsutsui, the faculty, students and staff,” said Bonebright. “This is an exciting time for Hendrix College, and I am delighted to be part of the next chapter in its history."

Bonebright will join the Hendrix community in July.

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