NASHVILLE, TN — Trevecca Nazarene University has hired Lawrence E. Hall, Jr., as engagement officer for donor and business partnerships, school officials announced.

Hall is returning to his alma mater with 28 years of experience in Nashville government, education and community engagement. In the newly established position at Trevecca, he will help establish university partnerships with donors and area businesses.

“We are excited to have Lawrence back at Trevecca to serve in this important role,” said Vice President for University Engagement Peggy Cooning. “His connections to our alumni and the Nashville community are broad and deep, and his work in community engagement is a terrific match for our goal to partner more closely with alumni and business leaders.”

Hall’s previous roles have included vice president for the Office of External Affairs and Business Development at Meharry Medical College; director of the Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement for the Nashville Mayor’s Office, and research analyst with the Tennessee General Assembly.

A 1993 graduate of Trevecca with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Hall also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Tennessee State University.

Active in the community, Hall has served as a board member for a number of local civic and nonprofit organizations and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Education Council. As an elected official with the Nashville Metro Council, he also served as chairman of both the Transportation and Public Works committees.

Hall can be reached at 615-248-1478 and or through Trevecca’s Office of University Engagement.

Trevecca Nazarene University ( is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education that encourages students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In addition to its historic main campus near downtown Nashville, Trevecca offers two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.

Trevecca has been recognized recently with a national university listing in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges; a doctoral university classification from the Carnegie Foundation; and a statewide top 10 listing by WalletHub’s 2021 College and University Ranking.