Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall graduated from Skidmore College (when it was an all-women’s college) in 1966 with a degree in English Literature. She entered Harvard Business School in the fall of 1966.   

Barbara began her working career at National Bank of Detroit in the Mortgage Department doing primary market research and forecasting.  She left the bank after becoming engaged to a bank officer and joined American Title Insurance Company as Assistant to the President. 

When their three children were very young, Barbara and her husband, Richard Hall, realized that the children were spending more time with caregivers than with their parents, so they decided to move to a small community where they would have more time with them during their formative years. The Halls moved to Sewanee, TN, where Barbara became the Director of Financial Aid, Career Services, and Institutional Research at Sewanee, The University of the South. The Hall children attended single-gender schools. 

In 1986, after a move to Atlanta, Barbara took a position at NEC Corporation of America.  She then realized that she truly loved working in higher education.  Barbara worked briefly at the College Board as a regional trainer and the Atlanta College of Art as Director of Enrollment Management. Georgia Tech approached her in 1991 to become their first Associate VP for Enrollment Services. There she was responsible for Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar, Career Services, Special Programs, and Student Information Systems.

Barbara joined New York University (NYU) in 2003 as Associate Provost for Enrollment Management responsible for Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Study Abroad. From 2010 to 2013, Barbara worked in the Provost’s Office on special projects, which included work with the American University of Paris, the establishment of NYU’s degree-granting campus in Abu Dhabi, and the merger of NYU and Polytechnic University—which has become NYU’s School of Engineering. 

Barbara retired in 2013 and returned to Atlanta. After 45 years, she is still married to the bank officer who is now also retired. They are proud of their three children, all of whom live in the Atlanta area.