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Inauguration ceremony for Drury president Tim Cloyd to be held Oct. 25

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 20, 2017 — Drury University will hold a formal inauguration ceremony for its 18th president, Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd at 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 25 in Stone Chapel.

The inaugural theme is “Virtue & Virtuosity: Leadership For the 21st Century.” President Cloyd has often invoked the phrase “virtue and virtuosity” in describing Drury’s academic blend of an intellectually engaging liberal arts experience and high-caliber professional studies. Cloyd will address more than 300 invited guests, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Dr. Holden Thorp will be a guest speaker. Thorp is the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, and a longtime friend of Dr. Cloyd.

Dr. Tim Cloyd began his duties as president of Drury in 2016, following 13 years as president of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Under Cloyd’s leadership, Hendrix became recognized as a national liberal arts college and saw significant growth in enrollment and alumni giving. At Drury, President Cloyd’s strategic focus includes boosting the university’s regional and national profile through innovative academic offerings and a new campus master plan, and on increasing alumni engagement.

Media are invited to cover the inauguration and reception, but advance notice is requested. Please contact Executive Director of University Relations Mike Brothers to make arrangements for coverage.

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Media Contact: Mike Brothers – Executive Director of University Relations: (417) 873-7390 mikebrothers@drury.edu

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