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Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd: 18th President of Drury University

On July 1, 2016, Dr. James Timothy Cloyd began his tenure as Drury’s 18th president. Cloyd previously served as president of Hendrix College, in Conway, Arkansas – a liberal arts school that has been nationally recognized for a strong commitment to teaching excellence and financial soundness.

Cloyd’s strategic vision and leadership, presidential experience and accomplishments, and proven fundraising prowess made him the clear choice to become Drury’s next leader. 

University Mission Statement

Drury is an independent university, church-related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks:

  • To cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought;
  • To foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and
  • To liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to life in a global community.

Read More About Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Contact Us:

Bonnie Wilcox

Executive Assistant to the President
Burnham Hall 102
Office: (417) 873-7811
Fax: (417) 873-7821

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