Dr. James Timothy Cloyd will serve as the 18th president of Drury University, effective July 1.
The Board of Trustees made the announcement Friday afternoon, following the recent conclusion of a national search that attracted nearly 200 applicants, including 30 present and former college presidents.
The 54-year-old Cloyd served as president of Hendrix College, in Conway, Arkansas from 2001-2014. The liberal arts school has been nationally recognized for its teaching and financial operations.
He'll replace Dr. David Manual, who will retire as president this May.