Topic: Administrative

March 1, 2012

 John A. Fallon III has been named associate vice president for economic development and community engagement at Ball State University.

In his new position, Fallon will initiate and coordinate university activities to serve the community and economic development needs of the state, including economic and workforce development. He also will coordinate engagement activities across the university. His first day on campus will be March 1.

"We are extremely fortunate to have John join our team," said Terry King, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "His in-depth experience and understanding of the structure and operations of both academic institutions and communities make him a perfect fit for this job and for Ball State."

Fallon most recently was CEO of NPower Indiana, a non-profit, technology- based, professional services firm in Indianapolis, and concurrently served as a principal of Strategic Finance Associates LLC, a private consulting firm that works with non-profits on financial and technical challenges. Before that, he was a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C, and previously had served as president of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. He also had served Ball State in several roles of increasing responsibility in the 1970s and ‘'80s.

"I am genuinely excited about this position and the opportunities and possibilities that it represents," Fallon said. "Ball State already has made significant strides in community engagement and economic development in Indiana, and I look forward to helping advance our institution as a leading university on the national stage."

Fallon also has been a professor of adult and community education. He has a doctorate in educational administration/higher education from Michigan State University; a master's degree in educational administration from Northern Michigan University, and a bachelor's degree in education from Western Michigan University.

By Joan Todd, Executive Director of Public Relations