Frank A. Bracken Admin Building

The Frank A. Bracken Administration Building, also known as the Ad Building, houses administrative offices that include the presidentprovost, and vice presidents. It is the university's oldest building and was originally constructed to house the Eastern Indiana Normal Institute, a precursor of Ball State. The building is recognizable for its distinct yellow bricks.

Namesake:
Indianapolis attorney Frank A. Bracken, who served on the university's Board of Trustees from 1980 to 2012. His son, Thomas C. Bracken, succeeded him in the position. Including Frank A. Bracken's father, Alexander M. Bracken, his grandfather Frank C. Ball, and his great-uncle George A. Ball, a member of the family has served on the board from the time the five Ball brothers founded the institution.

Year completed: 1899; renovated in 1999

Building Directory

Accounts Payable (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD G4
Phone: 765-285-1327
Fax: 765-285-1947
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 326
Phone: 765-285-3716
Fax: 765-285-2055
Division of Student Affairs (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 238
Phone: 765-285-5344
Office of Vice President of Business Affairs
Main Office: AD 103
Phone: 765-285-3669
Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Administrative Services
Main Office: AD 103
Board of Trustees (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 101
Phone: 765-285-8101
Fax: 765-285-1461
Budget Office
Main Office: AD 207
Phone: 765-285-1122
Fax: 765-285-3672
Chief Strategy Office
Main Office: AD AD 101
Phone: 765-285-6555
Employee Relations (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 335
Phone: 765-285-1823
Fax: 765-285-8663
Finance Office
Main Office: AD 208
Phone: 765-285-1186
Fax: 765-285-3672
Office of the President
Main Office: AD 101
Phone: 765-285-5555
Fax: 765-285-1461
Office of University Controller (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 301
Phone: 765-285-8444
Fax: 765-285-5519
Payroll & Employee Benefits (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD G29
Phone: 765-285-8461
Fax: 765-285-6612
Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 106
Phone: 765-285-1333
Fax: 765-285-5198
University Compliance (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 335
Phone: 765-285-5162
Fax: 765-285-6605
University Human Resource Services (Staff Directory)
Main Office: AD 350
Phone: 765-285-1834