• President's Full Resume

    Lanny Hall, Ph.D.

    HSU Box 16000
    Abilene, Texas 79698
    Office (325) 670-1227

    Education

    1983-1985 University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Educational Administration
    1971-1973 North Texas State University, M.Ed. in Secondary Education.
    1968-1971 North Texas State University, B.S. in Secondary Education, with teaching fields in Political Science and History.
    1967-1968 Hardin-Simmons University

    Professional Experience

    2009-Present President, Hardin-Simmons University
    2003-2009 President, Howard Payne University
    President, Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom
    Adjunct Faculty, Baylor University, School of Education, Fall, 2003,
    (Taught Higher Education Finance to doctoral students.)
    2001-2003 Chancellor, Hardin-Simmons University
    (Also held the Haggerton Chair of Political Science and served as Executive Director of the HSU Institute for Leadership.)
    1991-2001 President, Hardin-Simmons University
    (Also served as Professor of Political Science.)
    Adjunct Faculty Member, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Summer, 1998. (Taught Educational Leadership to master's and doctoral degree students.)
    1989-1991 President, Wayland Baptist University.
    (Also served as a member of the Political Science faculty.)
    1986-1989 Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Howard Payne University.
    (Also served as a member of the Political Science faculty.)
    1985-1986 Deputy Executive Secretary for Special Programs, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Austin, Texas.
    (Responsible for initial implementation planning for a group health insurance program to insure 70,000 retired public school employees and dependents. Other areas of responsibility included governmental and college/university relations.)
    1985-1986 Part-time Instructor, Political Science Department, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas.
    1984-1985 1984-1985 Director of College, University and Governmental Relations for Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
    (Served as System's liaison to Texas Legislature, U.S. Congress and other federal and state agencies. Also served as liaison to all public colleges and universities in Texas.)
    1979-1984 Member of the Texas House of Representatives during the 66th, 67th, and 68th Sessions.
    Member, House Higher Education Committee, 79-81
    Member, Interim Subcommittee on Medical Education, 79-81
    Chairman, Interim Subcommittee on Teacher Education, 79-81
    Member, Transportation Committee, 79-84
    Vice Chairman, Transportation Committee, 81-83
    Chairman for Budget and Oversight, Transportation Committee, 83-84
    Member, House Public Education Committee, 81-83
    Member, Transportation Committee of the National Council of State Legislatures, 81-84
    Member, Rules and Resolutions Committee, 83-84
    Member, House Appropriations Committee, 83-84
     
    1979-1984 Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Education, Texas Wesleyan College.
    1980-1984 President, Educational Services, Inc., a firm which developed seminars, tours and employee benefit programs.
    1977-1978 Special Assistant to the House Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
    (Resigned position to run for Texas Legislature.)
    1976-1977 Professional Staff Member, Public Works Subcommittee on Investigations and Review, U.S. House of Representatives.
    (Duties included research and communication for the Chairman, arrangements for public hearings and general investigative research in the areas of water resources, water quality, pollution control, mass transportation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issues.)
    1975-1976 Staff Assistant, National Commission on Water Quality, Served as liaison between Congressman Jim Wright and the National Commission staff, and served on the Institutional Assessment research group.
    1971-1975 Teacher of history and government, L.D. Bell High School, Hurst, Texas.
    (Served as Department Chairman during the 74-75 year. Served on numerous curriculum committees and sponsored student council.)

    Selected Memberships And Community Activities

    • Executive Committee, Texas Association of Student Councils, 1974-75.
    • Board of Directors, Tarrant County Mental Health Association, 1980-81.
    • American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1981-87.
    • Board of Directors, Northeast Area (Tarrant County) YMCA, 1982-83.
    • East Fort Worth Business and Professional Association, 1979-82.
    • Haltom-Richland Chamber of Commerce, Tarrant County, Texas, 1979-82.
    • Advisory Board, Brownwood State School, Texas Youth Council, 1986-87.
    • Board of Directors, Brownwood Industrial Foundation, 1987-89.
    • Chairman, Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee, 1987.
    • Plainview Chamber of Commerce, 1989-91.
    • Member of Education Committee, Plainview Chamber of Commerce, 1990-91.
    • Member, Plainview Rotary Club, 1989-91.
    • Ex Officio Member, Plainview/Hale County Industrial Foundation, 1989-91.
    • Board of Directors, Plainview YMCA, 1990-91.
    • Board of Directors, Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, 1989 to 1996.
    • Chairman, Legislative Committee, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, 1989-1995.
    • Chairman, Public Awareness Committee, Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, 1992-93.
    • Board of Directors, Serenity House, 1992-99; 2009-Present
    • Chairman, Abilene University Consortium, 1993-94 and 1996-97.
    • Chairman, Board of Directors of Abilene Intercollegiate School of Nursing, 1993-94 and 1996-97.
    • Chairman, Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association, 1993-94.
    • Board of Directors, Abilene Chamber of Commerce, 1991-2001; 2009 to present.
    • Board of Directors, Abilene Industrial Foundation, 1991-2003; 2011-Present.
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, Texas Council on Economic Education, 1993-95.
    • Member, Board of Directors, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, 1993-1998; 2007.
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, 1995-97.
    • Member, Family Pathfinders Advisory Committee, Office of Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1996.
    • Member, Advisory Board of University Presidents, College of Education, Texas Tech University, 1996-2001.
    • Chairman, Advisory Board of University Presidents, College of Education, Texas Tech University, 1998.
    • Commissioner, National Commission on Retirement Policy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1997-1998.
    • Member, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1994-2000.
    • Chairman, Reaffirmation Committees, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the following institutions: Tennessee Wesleyan University; North Greenville University; Fisk University; Augusta State University; Valdosta State University; King College
    • Member, Reaffirmation Committees, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the following institutions: Carson-Newman University; Catawba University; Randolph Macon University; High Point University
    • Chairman, Special Accreditation Committees, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the following institutions: Averett University; Bethel University; Ferrum University
    • Member, Advisory Committee on Regional Higher Education Services, 1998. (Appointed by the Texas Higher Education Commissioner)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Abilene Christian Schools, 2001-2003
    • Member, Abilene Higher Education Authority, 1991-2001
    • President, Abilene Higher Education Authority, 1993-1994, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
    • Member, Abilene Higher Education Facilities Corporation, 1991-2001
    • President, Abilene Higher Education Facilities Corporation, 1993-1994, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
    • Campaign Chairman, Abilene United Way, 1998-1999.
    • Member, Board of Directors, Abilene United Way, 1991-1999.
    • Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2007 - Present.
    • Member, Executive Committee, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2009.
    • Chairman, Accountability Committee, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2009.
    • Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, 2000-2001; 2008-Present
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, 2010-2011
    • Member, Board of Directors, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, 2009-Present
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, 2011- Present
    • Member, Board of Directors, American Southwest Conference, 1995-2001; 2009-Present
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, American Southwest Conference, 2011-Present

    Honors

    • Awarded 1984 "Founder's Medal," by Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for contributions to medical education and health care.
    • Named to "Who's Who in American Politics," 1981.Named to "Who's Who in American Politics," 1981.
    • Named "Paul Harris Fellow," Plainview Rotary Club, 1989.
    • Selected as an LBJ Congressional Intern, 1974.
    • Recipient of $1,000 Scholarship awarded by Texas State Teachers Association, 1967.
    • Selected by colleagues as "Teacher of the Year," L.D. Bell High School, 1975.
    • Yearbook Dedication, L.D. Bell High School, 1975.
    • Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Society, University of Texas, 1984.
    • Elected to Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, University of Texas, 1985.
    • Chosen to be a member of U.S. Delegation of 12 public officials to tour Japan in 1981, by the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
    • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, 1983.
    • Awarded Life Membership of Texas Association of Community Schools, 1985.
    • Named "Outstanding Alumnus," Secondary Education Department, College of Education, University of North Texas, 1990.
    • Recipient of Distinguished Graduate Award, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin, 1992.
    • Yearbook Dedication, Hardin-Simmons University, 2000.
    • Recipient of Friend of Education Award, Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, 2010.

    Publications

    • "If I Taught Government Again," Today's Education, April-May, 1979.
    • "Teaching the Legislative Process," Texas Outlook, October, 1978.
    • "Education Benefits from 67th Session," Centering Teacher Education, Summer/Fall, 1981, School of Education, University of Texas at Arlington.
    • "A Comparative Analysis of State-funded Retirement Programs Available to Higher Education Faculty and Administrative Personnel in Texas: Implications for State Policy," Doctoral Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, 1985.
    • "The Seven Imperatives for Effective Fund Raising," The Southern Baptist Educator, May, 1994.
    • "Words Fitly Spoken," College Faith 2, Andrews University Press, 2004.
    • Numerous submissions to newspapers and university publications.

    Personal

    Married to Carol Bardin Hall. (Attended Hardin-Simmons University, 1965-68. Received B.S. in Secondary Education from North Texas State University in 1970 and M.Ed. in Guidance Counseling and Student Personnel Services in 1973.)

    Two adult children: Lana McCutchen and Chad Hall

    Three grandchildren: Lilly McCutchen, Ada McCutchen and Chloe Hall

    Major Accomplishments of Representative Lanny Hall
    66th, 67th and 68th Sessions
    Legislature of the State of Texas

    • Author of Foreign Student Tuition Increase, 66th Session (This bill generated more than $20 million in additional state revenue during the period of 1979-84.)
    • Authored legislation permitting videotaped testimony to be admissible in court proceedings in child sexual abuse cases.
    • Author of constitutional amendment resolution that allowed voters of Tarrant County to abolish the office of County Treasurer.
    • Principal Tarrant County sponsor of legislation to allow voters of Tarrant Count to create a public transportation authority.
    • Played a key role in securing the legislative appropriation to the Public Transportation Fund for the purchase of the Rock Island Railroad Line right-of-way between Dallas and Fort Worth by the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.
    • Author of legislation in 67th and 68th Sessions dealing with improvements to the Crippled Children’s Program in Texas.
    • Served as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, 68th Session.
    • Served as Chairman for Budget and Oversight of the Transportation Committee, 68th Session.
    • Served as a member of the Higher Education Committee, 66th Session.
    • Served as a member of the Public Education Committee, 67th Session.
    • Appointed by Speakers Lewis and Clayton to serve on Transportation Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, 1981-84.
    • Chairman of Interim Subcommittee on Trucking Deregulation, 67th and 68th Sessions.
    • Appointed by Speaker Lewis to Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1983.
    • Represented Texas Elected Officials on political exchange program to Japan sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1981.Only twelve U.S. delegates were chosen nationally.

    Selected Speeches and Presentations

    Convention Speaker, “Effective Governmental Relations,” National Roadside Business Association,Annual Meeting, Sarasota, Florida, 1981.

    Speaker, “Practical Politics Seminar,” Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 1981.

    Presenter, "Comparing Political Parties in Congress and the Texas Legislature,” Taft Institute of Government Seminar for Teachers, Abilene Christian University, 1986.

    Dinner Speaker, Royal Oil Company Awards Banquet, “I’m Glad,” Fort Worth, Texas, 1987.

    Presenter, Capitol Press Briefing on Higher Education, Austin, Texas, 1992.

    Presentation, “Legislative Process Seminar,” Abilene Chapter of the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce, 1997.

    Forum Presenter, “Distributing Power:The Texas Constitution and the Structure of State Government,” Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc., Presidents’ Seminar, 2000.

    Conference Moderator, “The Social Security Summit:Strengthening the System for Today and Tomorrow,” sponsored by Congressman Charles Stenholm and the Public Forum Institute, 1997.

    Luncheon Speaker, “Biblical Principles for Effectiveness,” Abilene Woman’s Club, 1994.

    Awards Luncheon Speaker, Texas Society of CPA’s, Abilene Chapter, 1992 and 1999.

    Luncheon Speaker, Baptist Development Officers Association of the Association of Baptist Colleges and Schools, Nashville, Tennessee, 1991.

    Breakfast Speaker, Texas Baptist Development Officers Association, El Paso, Texas, 1999.

    Dinner Speaker, Fort Worth Association of CLU’s, 1999.

    Panelist, Leadership Abilene Seminar, “In Search of Academic Excellence,” 1992.

    Speaker, “Take, Bless, Give,” Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Abilene, 1995.

    Presentation, “Focus on the Cooperative Program,” Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, 1993.

    Breakfast Speaker, National Prayer Breakfast Observance, Dyess Air Force Base, January, 1995.

    Forum Panelist, “Reflections on Restructuring Institutions of Higher Learning,” Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, 1996.

    Speaker, Police Academy Graduation Ceremony, Abilene, Texas, 1993.

    Commencement Address, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992.

    Speaker, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Capitol Seminar, 2002

    Presentation, “Trustee Orientation: A President’s Perspective,” Baptist General Convention of Texas Trustee Orientation, 2007, 2009.

    (In addition to the above, Dr. Hall has made more than 500 presentations and speeches during his career.)

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