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Hendrix President Featured in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

CONWAY, Ark. (August 14, 2023) — Hendrix College President Dr. Karen K. Petersen was recently featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The feature story, which ran on the cover of the state newspaper’s Sunday, Aug. 6, edition, describes her background and unique journey to higher education, her excitement about her new role at Hendrix, and includes her reflections on the value of liberal arts education.

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Petersen, who was announced as the College’s 13th president in January, started her new role on June 1.

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