Estopinal earned two bachelor's degrees from Ball State in 1979, one in architecture and one in environmental design. He succeeds Thomas L. DeWeese, a 1968 Ball State graduate who is retiring after 24 years as a trustee, as one of nine voting members on the board.
Hall began his service as a trustee in 2007 and was appointed the board's secretary at its Dec. 17 meeting after serving four years as assistant secretary. He earned his bachelor's degree from Ball State in 1989, then received the prestigious Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship awarded by the NCAA each year to one male and one female student-athlete for academic excellence, athletic achievement, and commitment to public service.
He earned his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law and served as a law clerk to Judge Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He also worked for U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.).