Timothy L. Hall became the 12th president of Mercy College in May 2014. Under his leadership, first-time, full-time freshmen retention improved nearly 10% and Mercy College was recognized by the White House as a "Bright Spot in Hispanic Education.” President Hall launched an ambitious program to further enhance student success through innovative practices like cohort scheduling, course redesign and guided pathways to success. Prior to joining Mercy College, he served as the president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and 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 a judicial clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals. Hall earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Texas School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review.
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