Dan L. Hendricks holds a Ph.D. from Duke University. He has served as Vice President or Vice Chancellor at the LSU Foundation, Western Illinois University, Purdue University and the University of North Alabama. At North Alabama and Western Illinois, he was Executive Director of their University Foundations.
He has also served as President of Audubon Societies in Lexington and Louisville, Ky.
He is married and the father of three daughters. His wife, Barbara, is an artist and educator.
Hendricks serves as President of the Alabama State Parks Foundation.