William “Craig” Dobbs joined the Ball State University Board of Trustees in 2024.
Dobbs, head of The Dobbs Group and institutional consulting director at Graystone Consulting, a business unit of Morgan Stanley, earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Ball State in 1986. He has remained a steadfast supporter of his alma mater, serving in a number of roles over the years, including on the Ball State University Foundation Board of Directors, Cardinal Varsity Club, and the President’s Circle. He also serves on the Executive Campaign Council for Ball State’s “Our Call to Beneficence“ capital campaign, an unprecedented initiative to raise more than $350 million in philanthropic gifts.
Dobbs, who earned his MBA from Notre Dame, has more than 35 years of experience as an institutional investment consultant, having worked for his present firm, Graystone, since 2009, Citi Institutional Consulting from 2002-09, and Merrill Lynch from 1988 to 2002.
In 2022, Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns bestowed Dobbs with the President’s Medal of Distinction—one of the University’s highest honors. That same year, Dobbs was inducted into the Miller College of Business (MCOB) Hall of Fame. He is also a 2021 Ball State University Theatre and Dance CRAFT Award recipient, and was presented with the MCOB Award of Distinction in 2018.
In addition to his investment in Ball State, Dobbs and his wife, Teneen, support a range of religious, scientific, literary, and educational causes through the William Craig and Teneen L. Dobbs Charitable Foundation, which the couple established in 2010 along with the Children’s TherAplay Foundation in 2001.