Dr. Larry Hall, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will assume a new appointment as Executive Vice President and Dean of the College at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C., as of June 1, 2007, after 17 years of service to Belmont University. Hall joined the Belmont faculty in 1990, won the Chaney Distinguished Professor Award in 2001 and has served in his current role as dean since August 2001.
Under his leadership, the College of Arts & Sciences has increased its enrollment by 60 percent, launched innovative programs such as New Century Journalism and the Montessori Education program and led major outreach initiatives such as Conversations at Belmont for secondary teachers across the disciplines and the new partnership with Bridges Academy.
“While we are truly sad to lose the benefit of Dr. Hall’s leadership, we are delighted for him that his record of substantial accomplishment at Belmont has been acknowledged with this significant appointment,” Belmont Provost Dr. Dan McAlexander said. “We will miss him and his brilliant wife, Dr. Amy Sturgis, who has served as an outstanding member of our faculty. We are grateful to Larry for the strong position in which he will be leaving our College of Arts and Sciences and wish him all the best in this new endeavor.”
Dr. Jimmy Davis, Dean of University College, will lead a national search for a new Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The search will begin immediately with the goal of having the new leader in place by August 2007.