Faculty with Students

Do you remember that extraordinary professor who changed the trajectory of your life? It happens every day at Ball State. Our faculty inspire and guide students to achieve their highest potential. Today, unique faculty-student relationships are producing amazing outcomes both in the traditional classroom and beyond through immersive learning experiences. Read about them here.

Leave an Academic Legacy to Ball State

Endowed positions represent Ball State’s commitment to an academic discipline at the highest level. Endowments are perpetual and, therefore, give you the opportunity to create a living legacy and touch the lives of future generations. Your generous gift can create an endowed chair, as well as distinguished and visiting professorships that lend prestige and visibility to Ball State. 

  • Endowed chairs allow Ball State to recruit professors who are experts in their field at the pinnacle of their career. Income from the endowed gift will underwrite the faculty member's salary as well as cover research, travel, and other academic-related expenses.
  • Professorships attract and honor exceptional professors whose scholarship elevates our programs to national prominence. These positions can also reward and support rising stars among a college's faculty, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success and retention.

If you wish for Ball State to compete in recruiting and retaining top academic talent, there is no better means than directing your gift to support endowed chairs as well as distinguished and visiting professorships. These endowments have minimum levels of giving. Find out how you can give.

Support Excellence in Teaching

At Ball State, we have built a reputation for excellence in classroom instruction. Even as we expand our program offerings, immersive, hands-on learning remains at the core of the student experience. Read about some of Ball State’s extraordinary faculty members.


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Tory Flynn is the Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Corporate Affairs for Hillenbrand, a global industrial company headquartered in Batesville, Indiana with a presence in over 40 countries. Hillenbrand helps businesses worldwide engineer, design, market, and manufacture a wide variety of products that impact how people live. Read more.