University of Louisville’s First African American Vice President Retires

Dan Hall, vice president and director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Louisville, is retiring after 32 years on the university’s staff. He was the first African American to earn the title of vice president at the university.

Prior to joining the university’s staff in 1985, Hall was chief of staff to U.S. Congressman Ron Mazzoli in Washington D.C. He is the former chair of the Louisville Urban League and a co-founder and former chair of the Louisville Public Radio Partnership.

Hall is a native of Louisville and was salutatorian of the Class of 1969 at Louisville Central High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and a juris doctorate at Harvard Law School. Hall also holds a master’s degree in theological studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

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