CONWAY, Ark. (January 30, 2014) – Courtney Lee Corwin has
been named Special Assistant to the President of Hendrix College. As a member
of the Senior Leadership Team, she will take a central role in new presidential
initiatives including strategic planning, branding, community engagement, and
Corwin will join the Hendrix community on June 1 from Southern
Methodist University, where she has served as Director of Development for SMU’s
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences since 2007.
“Courtney Corwin brings an impressive range of talents and
professional experience to Hendrix,” said incoming Hendrix College President
Dr. Bill Tsutsui, who is completing his tenure as Dean of Dedman College. “She
has worked closely with me on every major initiative I’ve undertaken at SMU,
from writing Dedman College’s first strategic plan to the founding of an
Corwin managed Dedman College’s development and community
engagement program for SMU’s Second
Century Campaign, including raising leadership and major gifts,
stewardship, event planning, and board management, and assumed additional
administrative and project management responsibilities for the Dean.
“She has a deep respect for academic life and has
collaborated on a daily basis with faculty, staff, students, alumni, board members,
and donors,” said President Tsutsui.
A native of Waco, Texas, Corwin earned a bachelor’s degree
in art history and German and master’s degree in art history from SMU and completed
a master’s degree in German literature and culture studies from Indiana
University. She has spent 18 years leading alumni, development, and public
relations programs in private primary, secondary, and postsecondary
institutions in Dallas. Her strengths include complex project management,
creating a sense of community, and relationship building.
“I am honored to become a contributing member of a nationally
recognized liberal arts institution, and I am thrilled to become part of the
Hendrix College family and the central Arkansas community,” said Corwin. “I
have been particularly struck by the strong and inclusive culture among Hendrix
students, faculty, and staff, and the deep commitment of alumni and board
members to the College and its values.”
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader
in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year,
Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way
You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top
Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated
with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.