Liz McCormick Published

First Time in Shepherd's History, Grad Takes the Helm


For the first time in its 144-year history, Shepherd University is being led by a Shepherd graduate.

Mary Hendrix got her Bachelor of Science in pre-med and biology from Shepherd in 1974.

She went on to receive her Ph.D. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship to train at Harvard Medical School.

Hendrix is credited with more than 270 research publications, and is nationally recognized as a leader in cancer research.

She is also a native of Shepherdstown, WV.

Hendrix’s Top Three Goals at Shepherd:

  1. To increase salaries of staff and faculty
  2. Training the next generation of leaders and model citizens
  3. To be a financial catalyst for the community and West Virginia; working together