Virtue & Virtuosity
In October, Drury University held a formal inauguration ceremony for its 18th president, Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd.
The inauguration theme was “Virtue & Virtuosity: Leadership For the 21st Century.” President Cloyd 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. Dr. Holden Thorp, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, and a longtime friend of Dr. Cloyd, was the guest speaker.
Dr. 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 profiles through innovative academic offerings and a new campus master plan, and on increasing alumni engagement.