Hobby Hall is named after Oveta Culp Hobby and was constructed in 1980. Ms. Hobby had the distinction of serving as our nation’s first Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Eisenhower. As a member of President Eisenhower’s cabinet, Ms. Hobby made great strides in social programs.
Ms. Hobby is well known for her commitments to improving rehab programs for people with disabilities and for requiring employers to pay federal taxes on domestic workers. Ms. Hobby was from Houston, Texas.