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Hendrix Alumna Appointed to Statewide Council

Commencement 2014 - 20140517 - 08595063_1CONWAY, Ark. (January 12, 2016) – Hendrix College alumna Kasey Hodges ’13 of Springdale, a theatre arts and dance major, was recently named to the Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council

The announcement was made last month by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Hodges’ term expires December 1, 2020.

“Her experience at Hendrix helped us develop accommodation protocols that will benefit other students with disabilities for years to come,” said Julie Hout Brown, Director of Academic Success at Hendrix. “It is completely fitting that Governor Hutchinson named her to this council.”

“Kasey will inspire those on the committee by asking why or why not just as she inspired students and faculty in our department,” said Hendrix theatre professor Ann Muse. “Arkansas is well served by this dynamic person!”

About the Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council

Governor-appointed, the Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disability Council consist of individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, directors of state agencies that serve people with disabilities and representatives from nonprofit and private organizations that provide services and supports for people with disabilities. Operating under the  Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act as amended (P.L. 106-402) the Council’s main objective is to improve the independence and productivity of people with developmental disabilities and to ensure their integration and inclusion into the community. For more information, visit

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit