Dr. Joseph “Joe” Hopkins, president of Campbellsville University
Dr. Joseph “Joe” Hopkins

Campbellsville University Board of Trustees selects Samford University dean as 12th president of Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Joseph “Joe” Hopkins, dean of the School of Arts at Samford University, has been elected 12th president in the 115 years of Campbellsville University effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Campbellsville University’s Board of Trustees voted to elect Hopkins earlier in the afternoon, and the Campbellsville University employees, staff and students will meet the president-elect Tuesday, Nov. 9 in a special called meeting in Ransdell Chapel.

Hopkins was recommended to the Board of Trustees by the Presidential Search Committee chaired by Dr. Larry Noe, who has served on the board since 1994 and as chair from 1999 to 2001. The nation-wide search was conducted with the support of ZRG Partners executive search firm.

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