18th President of Lyon College
I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as Lyon's president. From its founding on the frontier in 1872, Lyon has remained true to its mission. As it approaches it's sesquicentennial, it has the potential to define and become a 21st-century liberal arts college of the first order. I am excited to be a part of that process.
-W. Joseph King
Perry Lee Wilson, a corporate lawyer who is chairman of the board of trustees at Lyon College and its biggest advocate, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
“The Creative Generation,” The AI Disruption of Work Summit
Back-to-School Advice for College Trustees, The Wall Street Journal
From Why to How, Oxford Magazine
The Age of the Corporation, The Harvard Crimson
Lyon College President Keeps An Eye on Mission, Sustainability, Arkansas Business
Shared governance builds stronger colleges, University Business
Boston is the nation’s college capital. Here’s how to keep it that way, The Boston Globe
Ending ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Governance, Inside Higher Ed
To Recruit Students, Welcome Their Pets, Inside Higher Ed
Lyon College welcomes new president to Batesville, Arkansas Online
'Out of the Ashes,' Inside Higher Ed
Lyon is more than just a college. It's a community distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique honor and social systems, and award-winning professors.