Ellis F. HallTitle: Dean of Students
Department: Student Affairs
Office Location: Student Center 241
Office Phone: (317) - 738 - 8080
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Ellis F. Hall III has been the dean of students at Franklin College since 2001. He holds a B.A. from Berry College in Georgia and an M.A. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The family home is North Carolina but since his father served in the army for 33 years, he grew up as an army brat moving around a bit. He graduated from a department of defense high school in Heidelberg, Germany.
As dean of students, he supervises the division of student affairs, which includes the following departments: Residence Life, Multicultural and Diversity Services, Student Activities and Organizations, Greek Life, Counseling, Career Services, Health Services, Security, Campus Ministry, and New Student Programs. Primarily, he is an educator and really enjoys assisting students to fulfill the college's mission: to graduate and lead lives of excellence, leadership and service. At Franklin College, he teaches LA 100 (New Student Leadership Seminar), GEO 220 (Cultural Geography) and has taught winter term courses on Benjamin Franklin. Prior to coming to Franklin, he also taught American political process and world culture courses.
Each September, the dean sponsors a trip to Stratford, Canada, for the Shakespeare Festival. At the Festival, the group of around 35 students, faculty and staff see three or four productions and enjoy the culture of this charming city in southern Ontario. He enjoys providing an experience for students to travel to another country and see high quality theater. In the summer, he organizes a similar trip for alumni and friends of the college. Theater is an avocation for Dean Hall that included acting and directing in community and college theaters for a number of years.
Dean Hall is Vice President of Johnson County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (JCCOAD). He is a docent at the President Benjamin Harrison Home in Indianapolis where he provides guided tours of the home and is a member of the Victorian Theater By Candlelight acting company. He is also a member of the Franklin Rotary. He served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Johnson County for six years and served a term as President of the Board.