Heart and Soul
Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. served as the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and the Associate Dean of the Graduate School during his time at Ohio State from 1971-1988.
In that time he fought to increase opportunities for minority students with a mission to make the university accessible for all. His leadership at Ohio State produced more black PhDs than any other university in the country. Described as a visionary leader and tireless mentor, his impact is still felt and honored today through the Hale Black Cultural Center. Larry Williamson, Jr., the Director of the Hale Center, talks about his hero in the below video.
"Dr. Hale was a legend. He was the heart and soul of the African American community and a pioneer at The Ohio State University."
"The people that Dr. Hale recruited to this university are now attorneys, lawyers, scientists, doctors, you name it. But he had a belief in you and all you had to do was come to The Ohio State University and show your potential."