President's Brief Bio
Dr. Lanny Hall is currently serving in his second presidency
of Hardin-Simmons University. Under his leadership, HSU has experienced
academic and financial success, and the construction and renovation of a number
of campus facilities.
Over the last 40 years, Hall has enjoyed a distinguished
career in education and government. It includes service as a public school
teacher, congressional aide, state agency executive, as well as university
professor, vice president, president, and chancellor.
He served as special assistant to the House Majority Leader
in Washington in 1977 and 1978. He was a member of the Texas House of
Representatives from 1979 to1984 and has served in other government positions
in Austin and Washington.
Hall earned his PhD in educational administration from the
University of Texas in Austin in 1985. He has served as president of three
Texas Baptist universities: Wayland, Howard Payne, and Hardin-Simmons.
He and his wife, Carol, have two adult children and three