CONWAY, Ark. (November 14, 2016) – The Hendrix College Board
of Trustees endorsed new measures to increase campus diversity and inclusion, approving
a new Statement on Diversity and launching a new Board of Trustees Committee on
Diversity and Inclusion at a recent meeting.
The statement was approved by Hendrix faculty in the spring. Read the statement
The new committee is chaired by Walter Pryor ’87. Other
members include Vice President
for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Dionne Jackson ’96, Darrin
Williams ’90 (Vice Chair), Carolyn Miller ’74, Rev. Vic Nixon ’62, and Rev.
The committee provides oversight for matters relating to
diversity, equity, and inclusion at the College; and works to ensure that the
College meets the diversity mission through its regular review of campus data,
including climate survey results, and priorities, both current and long range.
The new statement and Trustee committee are a result of
Hendrix College Strategic Plan, which emphasizes increasing
diversity on campus and ensuring inclusion at all levels of the College.
In addition to the new Trustee committee, there is also a 10-member
Committee on Diversity Concerns, which includes faculty, staff, and student
representatives. The committee was formed to advise the faculty and
administration on issues relating to the promotion of a community that welcomes
and supports diversity, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, gender,
sexuality, and religious diversity.
For more information about the Office of Diversity and
Inclusion, visit www.hendrix.edu/diversity.
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