Provost Peggy Agouris sent the following message to the campus community on April 27, 2023 – Ed.

Dear Colleagues,

I write to share the news that Henry “Hank” Mallue, Jr., Professor of Business, Emeritus, passed away on February 18, 2023 in New Paltz, New York.  Born in Buffalo, New York, Hank moved with his family to Florida when he was 11.  There, he met his future wife, Marilyn, in the junior high school band.  Friends through junior high school, high school and at the University of Florida, they married in 1970.  Hank enjoyed strong support throughout his career from his wife Marilyn and together they have one daughter. 

Professor Mallue earned his B.S.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida and received his M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida.  In 1973 he earned an Ed.D. in business education from Oklahoma State University.  He joined the faculty of the Mason School of Business in 1975 as an Assistant Professor and retired in 2011.

Hank’s research focused on business law and was published in numerous scholarly and academic publications.  He was a highly-regarded teacher whose courses included the legal environment of business at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as courses in antitrust law and real estate in the resident and evening M.B.A. programs.  He was the first member of the business school faculty to offer a freshman seminar.  Professor Mallue was renowned among students and faculty alike for his dry sense of humor and his quick wit.  A member of The Florida Bar and the bars of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, he was a highly successful political consultant for candidates and members of the Florida Legislature and the United States Congress. 

Professor Mallue’s career was distinguished by extraordinary administrative and faculty leadership and service.  He served as associate dean, first for undergraduate studies and then for administration and external affairs from July 1979 through June 1989.  As associate dean, he established the policy of ensuring that all authorized faculty lines in the School of Business would remain filled – either by tenure-track or visiting professors – so that students always had a full contingent of faculty members in place to serve them.  Another hallmark of Associate Dean Mallue’s administrative service was a large expansion of the number and scope of electives available to BBA students.  Perhaps his most important contribution as associate dean were his efforts to diversify the business school faculty.  He hired the first woman and the first two African-Americans to hold full-time faculty positions in the business school.

Mason School of Business dean Todd Mooradian remembers, “Hank was serving in cross-campus roles – I believe he was interim registrar – when I first came to William & Mary in the fall of 1990.  I was on campus for a little while before we met, and then Hank took the time to come to my office one afternoon to welcome me. He was a friend and advisor for the next 27 years. It happened that, as a first-year assistant professor, I had no idea how things worked at a university; Hank helped me learn the ropes.  Hank had a terrific sense of humor and was extraordinarily generous with his time. He was an unfailingly kind and decent man. He was also a passionate baseball fan – especially of the Tampa Bay Rays, who played my Red Sox often as they’re in the same division – that turned into a long-running opportunity for us to poke at each other and have fun with a shared passion.  A true and loyal citizen to William & Mary, he did whatever he could to move this institution forward, and those efforts had magnificent effects. A dedicated teacher, his students were a priority and a passion. He was a great friend.”

Hank passed away the day after his grandson Henry’s 10th birthday, and Marilyn explained how Henry liked to tell people, when he was a little younger, that his grandfather was named after him.

We will pass along any notice of a planned memorial service or celebration of life.




Peggy Agouris


William & Mary

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P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

(757) 221-1993 (office)

(757) 221-1510 (fax)