Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd is stepping down as President of Hendrix College after more than a decade in that position.
The announcement was made today at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.
After a sabbatical, Dr. Cloyd will return to the Hendrix faculty as a professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, according to a news release on the Hendrix web site.
Dr. Cloyd became the 10th President of Hendrix in October 2001 after serving as Vice President for College Relations and Development for five years.
Since then, the College launched Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning, which brought significant national recognition to Hendrix as a national model for engaged learning in higher education.
Also during Dr. Cloyd's tenure, the Hendrix student body and faculty grew by almost 40 percent.
Hendrix alumnus W. Ellis Arnold III, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Dean of Advancement, will serve as Acting President during a national search for Dr. Cloyd's successor.
For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix has been named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
Hendrix College was founded in 1876.