President of Conway's Hendrix College to resign

    3:51 PM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
    President Timothy Cloyd (Photo: http://www.hendrix.edu)
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    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The president of Hendrix College in Conway has announced his immediate resignation - saying nearly 12 years "is a reasonable time" to lead the private college.

    Timothy Cloyd announced his resignation Friday during a Board of Trustees meeting. He says he plans to take a sabbatical then return to Hendrix as a professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations and to work in consulting.

    Cloyd became Hendrix president in October 2001 after serving five years as the college's vice president for college relations and development.

    Board of Trustees Chairman David Knight praised Cloyd as an innovator and leader in liberal arts education.

    Hendrix executive vice president W. Ellis Arnold III was named acting president.

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