March 19, 2009
The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees ended its quarterly meeting Saturday on St. Croix by announcing that the University will soon welcome a new president.
At the conclusion of its executive session, Board Chair Alexander Moorhead said the Board approved a 5-year contract for David Hall beginning August 1, 2009.
Hall is a professor at the Northeastern School of Law, where he has led a distinguished career as an administrator in the law school and the University. He was appointed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University in July of 1998 and served in that capacity until July 2002. Hall held the positions of associate dean of academic affairs and later dean of Northeastern’s law school and had previously been a tenured professor at the law schools of the University of Mississippi and the University of Oklahoma.
“He is eminently qualified for the position,” Moorhead said. “He has a deep interest in the University and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”
Hall holds both a doctorate of juridical science and a master’s degree in law from Harvard Law School, a juris doctor and master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.