• 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 grandchildren.

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