Rick Hall was re-elected chair of the Board of Trustees in January 2016. He joined the board in 2007 and served as secretary from 2011 until his election as chair in 2014. He previously served as assistant secretary.
Hall is a partner and served for more than a decade on 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 with his wife Tami, also a Ball State alumnus, and they have two daughters, Taylor and Lauren.