President W. Joseph King

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President W. Joseph King


W. Joseph King

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



News from and About the President

Back-to-School Advice for College TrusteesThe 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’ GovernanceInside 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