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Meet the President

The Mercy College Board of Trustees elected Timothy L. Hall the 12th president of Mercy College. Hall previously served as the president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Prior to joining Austin Peay, Hall served as associate provost at the University of Mississippi. Other professional roles include professor of law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law, litigation associate in private practice and as judicial clerk to the Honorable Will Garwood, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at the University of Houston, followed by graduate work in the department of religious studies at Rice University and earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Texas School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review. He and his wife, Lee Nicholson Hall, have two children.