Professor John Hoyle of Texas A&M University - College Station died Tuesday evening, March 12, from complications of leukemia. He was 78. John was a long time advocate for quality leadership and provided exceptional leadership for our field.
During his 34 year teaching career at A&M John received two Distinguished Teaching Awards, was selected as Professor of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators in 1982, was named one of the top four Exceptional Living Scholars in educational administration/leadership, received the first Living Legend Award in 1999 from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Received the 2008 Living Legend award from the Texas Professors of Educational Administration and received the coveted Golden Deeds Award for distinguished service to Texas Education. In 2007 The Texas A&M University Administrative Leadership Institute created the Hoyle Leadership Award in his honor. The award is given each year to a Texas school leader who makes a positive difference in the lives of students for the betterment of society. Perhaps his greatest contribution was the many young school principals, superintendents, and beginning professors that he encouraged and mentored.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at First Christian Church in Bryan. Interment will be private. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday March 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.
The family requests that memorials be made to First Christian Church, 900 South Ennis in Bryan, or to Hospice Brazos Valley.