Scott B. Saxman
Scott Saxman graduated from Ball State in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in pre-medical preparation before earning a Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University in 1985. Saxman then completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt and his hematology/oncology fellowship at Indiana University.
The medical oncologist, who joined the Ball State University Foundation Board in 2015, is a senior medical director for oncology, global medical affairs with Eli Lilly & Company, Inc., in Indianapolis. At Lilly, he works with investigational drugs that are in late stage clinical cancer research. Saxman is also vice-chair of the Lilly Bioethics Advisory Committee.
Previously, Saxman served as director of the office of medical services for the Peace Corps in Washington D.C. from 2006-08. For seven years prior, he was a senior investigator for the National Cancer Institute in the Clinical Investigations Branch of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program. Saxman was an assistant professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine from 1993-99 and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from 1991-93.
The Honors College graduate comes from a proud Ball State family. His parents, Ray Saxman, ’58, MA ’63 EdD ’71, and Carolyn J. Saxman, '57, MA ’62, met on campus. His two younger brothers, Ron Saxman, ’83, and Brad Saxman, ’84, are also Cardinals.
Saxman, who was named a Whitinger Scholar as a student, enjoys attending Ball State football games and regional outings with his wife, Denise, associate director of family services for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. The longtime Ball State supporters are members of the Fellows Society and President’s Circle.