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Hendrix President Named to EIIA Board of Directors

CONWAY, Ark. (October 4, 2017) – Hendrix College President William M. Tsutsui has been named to a term on the board of directors for Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc. (EIIA), a nonprofit provider of insurance and risk management services for small liberal arts institutions of higher education. His first meeting of the board will take place in March 2018.

“EIIA was formed in the 1960s by the Methodist Church to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities in getting access to the insurance market, so it is fitting that we look to another UMC institution such as Hendrix College to fill this critical role in serving our members,” said Jeffery M. Wolf, president and CEO of EIIA. “Dr. Tsutsui is well-respected among other members of our board. He will bring an invaluable breadth of knowledge and perspective to the board as EIIA looks to create new programs and services to address the many organizational risks facing higher education today.” 

The EIIA board of directors meets twice each year and includes college presidents, business officers, and two independent directors. In addition to the board’s leadership, a 30-member advisory council of college chief financial officers provides guidance on specific insurance needs of higher education institutions.

Hendrix is among the more than 140 private institutions across multiple religious affiliations with insurance protection through EIIA. The organization offers a Property and Casualty Program, an Employee Benefit Program, and a Student Insurance Program. 

About EIIA

Based in Chicago, Illinois, EIIA provides insurance and risk management services to its member colleges, universities, and seminaries. With its unique history, EIIA has extensive knowledge and experience to provide its members with innovative programs to meet their insurance and risk management needs. EIIA was founded in the 1960s for the purpose of serving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) affiliated with the United Methodist Church at a time when prejudice placed quality insurance out of their reach. In 1976, it was formally incorporated as a not‐for‐profit organization to provide innovative insurance programs, combined with group purchasing and risk management services. Today, EIIA serves its more than 140 independent members with the same mission‐minded tenacity and a commitment to equity and justice. To learn more, visit

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit