William P. Hoye is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at IES Abroad. Based in Chicago, IES is a non-profit organization founded in 1950 that provides premier study abroad and internship programs to over 6,000 U.S. College and University students per year at 35 centers IES operates in 21 countries around the world. The IES Abroad Academic Consortium includes more than 230 U.S. public and private colleges and Universities. At IES Abroad, Mr. Hoye has day-to-day operational decision making authority for the organization and oversees the annual organization wide budget, the Dean of Students Office, the Department of Human Resources, crisis management, risk management, risk assessment, Information Technology and global real estate. As General Counsel and Secretary to the corporation, Mr. Hoye oversees IES’ domestic and international legal affairs in 21 countries.
Prior to joining IES Abroad, Mr. Hoye served as Associate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and a Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. He has served as a Faculty Editor of The Journal of College and University Law for the past 22 years, from 1994 to 2016. Mr. Hoye was a Visiting Fellow at New College, Oxford University, in the Centre for Higher Educational Policy Studies. He also served on the Editorial Board of Education and the Law, the leading British Higher Education Law Journal. Mr. Hoye has given over 100 presentations, lectures and workshops on a wide array of higher education law topics, published over a dozen scholarly articles and book chapters, and been featured or quoted by National Public Radio, The New York Times, USA Today, the BBC, the Chronicle of Higher Education and various other media outlets and publications.
He holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from St. John’s University in Government, a J.D. from Drake University and a Master of Laws Degree, magna cum laude, in International Human Rights Law from Notre Dame.
His NACUA colleagues have appreciated Bill’s deep commitment to scholarship in higher education law for more than twenty years. His commitment to NACUA’s scholarly journal, the only of its kind, has been extraordinary. Members also view Bill as the authority on risk management for study abroad. In fact, he was one of the first, and perhaps the first, to recognize the serious risk management issues related to study abroad, and to develop guidelines and protocols to aid college attorneys and student affairs practitioners in planning and executing safer international experiences for students.
NACUA is pleased to recognize Bill Hoye as a Fellow of the Association for his extensive scholarship in higher education over an extended period of time for the benefit of all colleges and universities.