#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Dr. Frank W. Hale Jr. was a dynamic individual and tremendous force at Ohio State University. In 1989, the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center was established in the heart of the OSU campus. Over the years, the center has served and been a major focal point for African American students on campus. Frank W. Hale, an HBCU grad from Oakwood University, strongly advocated for black and brown students. Dr. Hale was Vice Provost for the Office of Minority Affairs, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Special Assistant to the President at the Ohio State University.