Tim Cloyd, Professor & former President of Hendrix College

Tim Cloyd served as President of Hendrix College from 2001 – 2013. With David Knight, Tim expanded the Rwanda Presidential Scholars program by creating a consortium of U.S. colleges and universities to offer scholarships to more than 170 of Rwanda’s top high school graduates majoring in math and science. Hendrix College leads and provides administrative support for the consortium.

Tim is the son of United Methodist missionary teachers who served in The Democratic Republic of the Congo and with the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. His parents were the headmasters of the Navajo Methodist Mission School. He earned his MA and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University prior to joining Hendrix. Tim and his wife, Wendy, live in Conway, AR and have two sons.