Joshua Hall took the helm of West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics in August 2021, just in time for the opening of Reynolds Hall for the fall term. The 186,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning and research complex features experiential learning classrooms, a real-time stock ticker, computer labs, a 300-seat auditorium, atrium, study rooms, a cafe, green space and a fitness center. During Hall’s nine years at WVU, he has also held positions including professor, economics department chair and associate dean for research. He is also co-author of the annual Economic Freedom of the World report.
Building anything requires investment of time and teamwork. Taking a vision as grand as transforming the future of business education at WVU required partnership from our engaged alumni, internal teams in our college and across WVU. Through these synergies, we thoughtfully approached every detail to address what students and faculty needed to be successful not only on day one, but (also) to ensure we could be nimble enough to address what they needed in year 10 to stay on the cutting edge of business education.