Steven Hall, Division Head of Healthcare and Business Programs at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has been recognized as an Outstanding Contributor to Community College Education. Hall received the award during the 2015 annual conference of the West Virginia Community College Association and the West Virginia Association for Development Education recently held at Embassy Suites at Charleston.
Hall began his career at Southern as Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor when he was recruited in 2007 to institute a new AAS program in Respiratory Therapy. He is currently the Division Head of Healthcare and Business Programs where he oversees more than a dozen programs. In this role he coordinates the development and modification of program curricula within the division, serves as faculty liaison with administration, promotes and facilitates faculty participation in recruitment, advising, and retention. He must also coordinate the development of class schedules and monitor enrollments, coordinate the development of division budgets and make recommendations, monitor operations to ensure accreditation guidelines are followed, among other duties.
Hall has also taken on the responsibility of overseeing several grants at the institution. He is the project manager for TAAACCT 4 Department of Labor – Hero’s for Hire –DOL consortium grant and the WVCTCS and Southern WV Community College matching grant for Higher Education. Hall has managed the creation of four new programs with this funding including Respiratory Therapy, Medical Assisting, Accelerated Medical Assisting, and Health Information Technology.
With all these duties he still remains on call to the local hospital as a Per Diem Registered Respiratory Therapist-Neonatal Pediatric Specialist and Adjunct Online Professor, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz., offering a five week course in Sleep Observation Therapy for the Bachelor of Science degree program in Respiratory Therapy several times a year.
Hall has a true volunteer spirit and shows that at both the college and in the community. At Southern he has served on Teaching Learning Committee, Enrollment Management, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Search Committee, and Chair of the Allied Health and Nursing Pinning Ceremony Committee. In the community he participates in the #Achieve Campaign focusing on 100 percent high school completion efforts in Logan and Lincoln Counties, Board of Directors for Pride Community Services, Board of Directors for West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WVVOAD) and Treasurer, Board of Directors of Lead Community Organization for which he is a co-founder and past Executive Director.
His awards both professionally and personally are numerous. A few include, Savas-Kostas Award for Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, twice received the Presidents Leadership Award and was honored with the Distinguished Mountaineer Award in 2013 presented by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Hall says he enjoys playing a role in the life changing transformation that takes place with an education. “We provide the skills to change a person’s life forever. Education is the key to becoming self-sufficient and I am honored to be a part of that process.”
Steven Hall began his educational and career path at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College completing the General Studies program in 1997. He continued his education receiving his Certificate RT at Carver Career Center Charleston in 1998 and followed in 2001 with Advanced RT from California College for Health Sciences. In 2005, Hall received his Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA), Marshall University and achieved his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from West Virginia University in 2008.