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Hammond Joins Hendrix in Office of Development

CONWAY, Ark. (October 2, 2017) – The Hendrix College Office of Development recently welcomed Leighia Hammond as Assistant Director of Annual Giving. She joined the Office of Development on September 11.

Hammond brings more than a decade of experience in higher education, and most recently served as assistant registrar for technical and student support at the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to relocating to Conway from Valdosta, Georgia with her husband, Richard, and four children, Hammond served various roles in housing and residence life at Valdosta State University, where she worked for 10 years. In her work at Hendrix, she will focus on key programmatic elements of the College’s annual giving program, and will lead efforts related to the student phonathon and giving days. 

“We are excited to have Leighia join the development team and bring her experience in higher education, knowledge of various software platforms, relationship-building skills, and her excitement to the position,” said the Rev. J. Wayne Clark, Associate Vice President of Development and Dean of the Chapel. “Leighia is a great addition to the development office and to the greater Hendrix community.” 

Hammond holds a Master of Science with concentration in counselor education and student development from Mississippi State University, and a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi.

“I am thrilled to join the Hendrix community and be a part of all the exciting things taking place at the College,” Hammond said. “I look forward to working with Hendrix students, alumni, and faculty and staff. The campus is beautiful and everyone has been so welcoming!”

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