Wendell D. Hall, Ph.D., is the Executive Director, Institutional Partnerships for Partnership for Education Advancement. He was formerly the Senior Director, Higher Ed Outreach and Partnerships, in the College Board’s Higher Education division. Since joining the College Board in 2013, Hall has focused on developing and advocating for policy positions that promote access and equity for all students.
Currently leading the organization’s Access & Diversity Collaborative (ADC), Hall works directly with institutional leaders and higher education membership organizations to craft and implement their mission-focused diversity-related policies within an evolving legal landscape. Hall serves as an organizational spokesperson and frequently speaks at conferences and invited speaking engagements.
Prior to the College Board, Hall held leadership positions at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, an independent federal committee chartered by Congress and tasked with advocating for low and moderate-income students.
Hall earned his Ph.D. in higher education policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his master's degree in secondary science education from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Hampton University. Hall has authored or co-authored several articles and book chapters for higher education publications.
Hall, also a former high school science teacher, is well versed on issues around college access and success, educational equity, and institutional diversity initiatives. He currently serves as an EMERGE Mentor, was previously the Board Vice Chair of DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI), and served as a founding Board Member for College and Career Pathways (CCP).
Hall, who called Washington, DC, home for most of his life, now resides in greater Houston with his wife and two children.