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Hendrix Professors Receive Tenure and Promotion

CONWAY, Ark. (May 15, 2015) – Hendrix College recently approved several faculty members for tenure and promotion, upon the recommendation of their academic departments and the Committee on Faculty and the approval of President Bill Tsutsui and the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ann Willyard received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Biology.

The following faculty members were promoted to full professor:

  • Chris Campolo, Professor of Philosophy
  • Jennifer Dearolf, Professor of Biology
  • Gabe Ferrer, Professor of Computer Science
  • Ann Muse, Professor of Theatre Arts
  • Jose Vilahomat, Professor of Spanish
  • Erik Maakestad, Professor of Art

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. This year, Hendrix was named the country’s #1 “Up and Coming” liberal arts college and #8 in the nation for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit