Dr. Lanny Hall
B.S. University of North Texas 1971
M.Ed. University of North Texas 1973
Ph.D. University of Texas Austin 1985
Dr. Lanny Hall is the 18th president of Howard Payne University, serving as president since March 1, 2003. Prior to coming to HPU, Hall was Chancellor of Hardin-Simmons University 2001-2003 and President from 1991-2001. He served as President of Wayland Baptist University 1989-1991. From 1986 to 1989 Hall served as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at HPU.
During Dr. Hall’s 34 year career in government and education, he has served as a public school teacher, a Congressional aide, special assistant to the U.S. House Majority Leader, a lobbyist, a businessman and a three term member of the Texas House of Representatives (1979-1984.)
Hall is married to the former Carol Bardin, who has a B.S. degree from the University of North Texas in 1970 and a M.Ed. In 1973. The Halls have two children, Lana and Chad.
Page updated 20 April 2006
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