Rick Hall was elected chair of the Board of Trustees in January 2014. He joined the board in 2007 and served as secretary from 2011 until his election as chair. He previously served as assistant secretary.
Hall is a partner and
member of the management committee at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which is one
of the 100 largest law firms in the country. He represents public and private entities in the areas of governmental services and finance. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and worked for U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar.
Hall earned his bachelor’s degree at Ball State in 1989, where he earned four letters playing basketball and was the Cardinals captain in his senior year. A two-time member of the Mid-American Conference all-academic first team, he also received the prestigious Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by the NCAA each year to one male and one female student-athlete for academic excellence, athletic achievement, and commitment to public service. He earned his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.
Hall also serves his alma mater as a member of the Ball State University Foundation Board. He lives in Carmel.
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