Charles P. Hall Jr.
Professor emeritus Charles P. “Chuck” Hall Jr., who, in 38 years at Temple University, devoted his career to teaching, service, research and establishing The Fox School of Business and Management as a leader in international business education, died Jan. 21 at Temple University Hospital.
Hall, who retired in 2001 as a professor of risk, insurance and healthcare management, founded the business school’s department of health administration in 1968. Under his direction, the M.B.A. in healthcare management became a leader in the field, producing more than 800 graduates, many of whom are executives for some of the region’s and nation’s leading healthcare institutions.
In 1974, Hall chaired the committee that founded the collegial assembly for The Fox School and drafted its initial set of bylaws.
He also helped The Fox School and Temple make their mark globally. Hall was the driving force behind the creation of Temple’s international M.B.A. program, an innovative cross-cultural partnership with IGS University in Paris. As director of the I.M.B.A. for five years, Hall was instrumental in the program’s achieving international recognition.
He was the primary negotiator of the initial contract that established Temple’s working relationship with two private French schools, IFAM in Paris and CEFAM in Lyon.
“Chuck’s contributions over the 38-year period he was involved with Fox have had immeasurable benefit for The Fox School, our students, alumni and key stakeholders,” said M. Moshe Porat, dean of The Fox School. “His energy, determination and championship have been key in the design and management of some of our most prestigious programs.”
A former Fox School associate dean who served two terms as chair of the department of health administration (later risk, insurance and healthcare management), Hall was an elected member of the Faculty Senate for two decades. In recognition of his service to the University, he received the Musser Excellence in Leadership Award, the Stauffer Award and the Center for Healthcare Management’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.
He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles P. Hall Scholarship Fund, c/o Temple University, 1810 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122.