Dr. Lanny Hall, President of Howard Payne University was named President of Hardin-Simmons University today during
a special called meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Hall will be the 15th president in HSU's 118-year history as he returns to the university where he started as a student over 40 years ago.
knows and loves the school and has an exciting vision for enhancing its academic excellence and facilities.
has extensive experience in fundraising and in the financial management of a university."
Hall began his administrative career in higher education in 1986 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Howard Payne, leaving there to take over the reins as President of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.
Hall served as President at Hardin Simmons for 10 years before being named chancellor in 2001.
As Chancellor, he held the Haggerton Chair of Political Science and served as Executive Director of the HSU Institute for Leadership.
administration, HSU experienced growth in many areas, including enrollment, endowment, academic programs, and campus facilities.
added numerous new campus buildings, including the Skiles Social Sciences Building
and the Connally Missions Center
also managed to more than double the University's endowment.
"Carol and I love the work in which we have been engaged over the last twenty years," says Dr. Hall
has a distinguished career in education and government.
It includes service as a public school teacher, congressional aide, state agency executive, and university professor, vicepresident, president, and chancellor.
He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1984 and served in key government leadership positions at the national level.
Hall earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas in Austin in 1985.