Categories: Open to the Public
Start: February 28, 2023 1:30 p.m.
End: February 28, 2023 3 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center
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John Hill

President Geoffrey S. Mearns serves at the 17th president of Ball State University. After joining the University in May 2017, President Mearns helped to develop a new strategic plan. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path established a long-range vision for the University that sets priorities across five key areas: undergraduate excellence, graduate education and lifetime learning, community engagement and impact, scholarship and societal impact, and institutional and inclusive excellence. During this tenure, President Mearns has pursued initiatives that have increased alumni engagement and fundraising and enhanced the University’s commitment to the community, most notably through its innovative partnership with Muncie Community Schools. President Mearns earned his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. After a legal career that included serving as a federal prosecutor, President Mearns held academic and administrative roles at Cleveland State University, and then he served as president of Northern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.


The Association of Lifelong Learners (ALL) is a group of retirees and community members interested in continuing to learn and engage with each other on a variety of educational topics. If you're not already a member, feel free to attend a meeting or two to see what we're about before making the commitment. Find out how to join by visiting us at www.bsu.edu/lifelonglearners