About Arlene Shirk
Arlene Shirk joined the Department of Journalism in June 2005. In her role, she facilitates department office management, manages departmental budgets and provides administrative support to department administrators, faculty and students.
Ms. Shirk is actively involved in her family’s successful agricultural enterprise. She credits her life-long determination, work ethic and passion in life to her farm upbringing.
Before joining Ball State, Ms. Shirk served Yorktown (Ind.) Community Schools for 10 years in an administrative support role. She was a licensed Indiana Realtor selling residential real estate and also managed Colonial Crest Apartments in Muncie early in her career.