Departs North Hennepin Community College to Join SUNY Orange Leadership Team

PHOTO: Dan HallMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- Daniel Hall, vice president for finance and facilities at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minn., for the past four years, has been named SUNY Orange’s new vice president for administration and finance as announced by College President Dr. Kristine Young.

With more than 25 years of public and private sector senior-level administrative experience in higher education, non-profits and government, Hall possesses a wealth of financial management and operations experience. At SUNY Orange, he will be a member of Young’s executive leadership team and will oversee the business office, maintenance and facilities, safety and security, human resources, payroll and institutional research.

“Dan is a seasoned chief financial officer whose breadth of knowledge and experience spans multiple industries and geographical regions,” Young said. “He has demonstrated an ability to successfully align financial resources with the institution’s mission during his stops in higher education, and I know our faculty, staff, and administration are eager to draw from Dan’s experience in that area.”

“Throughout the interview process, I found Dan to be creative and collaborative, and his resume and references back that up,” Young added. “He values shared governance in higher education. I expect he will quickly acclimate himself to our College community and will develop a strong working relationship with Orange County leadership. I look very forward to having Dan join the College’s executive team.”

At North Hennepin, Hall was a member of the president’s cabinet and executive team, directing administrative and auxiliary functions including finance, accounting, budget, facilities, physical plant, risk management, environmental health and safety, bookstore, and printing services.

He successfully led the development of a new 60,000-square-foot Bioscience and Health Careers Center, which was completed on schedule and $1 million under budget. He aligned the college’s financial resources to more fully support North Hennepin’s master plans for academics, student affairs, facilities and information technology. He also brought transparency to the college’s budgeting process and served on a variety of committees.

His prior multi-industry and international experience, spread over more than three decades since graduating with an MBA from the University of Oregon in 1978, includes stints as chief financial officer with the Space Needle Corporation in Seattle, Wash.; the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga.; and Forrester’s, Portland, Ore.

Hall spent eight years working for the State of Oregon, two years as statewide facilities administrator for the state’s Department of Human Services and six years as business services manager (CFO) for the Oregon Employment Department. He departed the state’s employment in 2007 and made his first foray into higher education, becoming chief financial officer and senior director of operations for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a membership organization for educators and educational leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning through the use of technology.

In 2011-12, he spent one year as assistant provost for operations and administration for Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in the United Arab Emirates. HCT is that nation’s largest higher education institution with approximately 20,000 students enrolled in 17 men’s and women’s colleges across the country. In 2012 he joined the staff at North Hennepin, which serves approximately 10,500 credit students.

In 2013, Hall received the Minnesota State College and University System’s Award for Outstanding Service as a CFO.

A native of Oregon, Hall holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and urban and regional governments from Willamette University in Salem, Ore., in addition to his master’s. Hall is expected to begin his tenure at SUNY Orange on July 25.

Hall and his wife, Mojgan, a computer science professor, have four adult children.


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