J. Timothy Cloyd
|18th president of Drury University|
July 1, 2016
|Preceded by|| David P. Manuel |
|Alma mater|| Emory and Henry College |
University of Massachusetts,Amherst
|Website||Office of the President|
J. Timothy Cloyd is an American educator and higher education administrator,and is currently the 18th president of Drury University in Springfield,Missouri.Cloyd previously served as the president of Hendrix College in Conway,Arkansas from 2001 to 2013. He began his duties at Drury University on July 1,2016,following the retirement of Dr. David Manuel.
Cloyd began his academic career in 1990 as an assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,Tennessee.In 1994,Cloyd took a faculty position in the department of political science at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock,where he remained until 1997. That year,he accepted a position as the vice president for institutional advancement at Hendrix College before assuming the position of president of the college in 2001.
Under Cloyd's presidency,Hendrix saw the construction of thirteen new buildings,including a $28 million student life and technology center,a $17 million wellness center,three art buildings,and an athletic stadium. The college also experienced a growth in enrollment,increasing more than 52% from 950 students to 1,495 students.
In 2013,Cloyd stepped down as presidentand remained on the faculty at Hendrix as a professor of politics and international relations until 2016. On July 1,2016,Cloyd began his tenure as the president of Drury University.
Cloyd earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Emory and Henry College in Emory,Virginia in 1985. He completed a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Cloyd is the co-editor of Politics and the Human Body:Assault on Dignity,a collection of essays focusing on bioethical issues,including death and dying,reproductive ethics,human genome,and organ transplantation. The book was published in 1995 by the Vanderbilt University Press.
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