Student works on project

Dave Ferguson will continue his service on the Ball State University leadership team as dean of the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. Ferguson, whose appointment starts July 1, 2019, brings passion for the college and a collaborative leadership style that positions the college well to seize future opportunities through partnerships, collaboration, and inclusivity.

Search Committee


Aggressive, active national recruiting is conducted, with screening and interviewing of candidates by Witt/Kieffer.

Witt/Kieffer meets with the Ball State University search committee to review candidates and identify semi-finalists for interviews.

Witt/Kieffer prepares the Ball State University search committee for first round interviews and assists with the selection of finalist(s) for second round interviews. Educational verifications and references are conducted by Witt/Kieffer.

Finalist interviews are conducted with a broad range of constituents on campus. The candidate of choice is identified from this round of interviews. Negotiations commence.

Once the hiring authority decides to extend an offer, Witt/Kieffer can advise and/or assist with negotiations.

The final candidate accepts an offer. The appointment is announced. Witt/Kieffer supports a smooth transition.

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