Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced he has reappointed
Henry Hall and Rick Hall to the
Ball State University Board of Trustees. Both
members were reappointed to four-year terms, which are effective through 2026.
“We are grateful to Gov. Holcomb and the State of Indiana
for their support of our University, and for their diligence in selecting an
excellent, diverse Board of Trustees,” Ball State Board of Trustees chair Renae Conley said.
“Trustees Henry Hall and Rick Hall are dedicated Ball State graduates and
respected members of their respective communities who are integral to our board
and our University.”
Henry Hall was appointed to the Ball State Board of
Trustees in June 2019. He is a resident of Fort Wayne, Ind., where he serves as
president/CEO of Skytech Products Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor
of control systems for the hearth, heating, and cooling industries.
Trustee Hall graduated from Ball State’s Miller College of Business in
1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a concentration in Accounting. He
also played football for the Cardinals from 1988 to 1992, where he served one
year as co-captain. Trustee Hall was a two-time first team All-Mid-American
Conference (MAC) honoree at the defensive end position, as well as a two-time
first-team Academic All-MAC selection.
He remains an avid fan of the Ball State football team as
a member of the Cardinal Varsity Club, and has
been an outstanding advocate for Ball State students and their transition from
college to career, serving as a member of the Ball State
University Alumni Association’s Alumni Council.
Rick Hall was initially appointed to the Ball State Board
of Trustees in 2007. He serves as vice chair of the board and chair of the
Finance, Facilities, and Planning Committee, and is also a member of the Ball State University Foundation
Board of Directors. Trustee Hall also previously served as Board of Trustees
chair (2014-20) and secretary (2011-14).
Trustee Hall, of Carmel, Ind., is a partner and chair of
the Governmental Services and Finance Department at Barnes & Thornburg LLP,
one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. He represents public and
private entities in the areas of economic development incentives, governmental
services, and public finance.
Trustee Hall earned his bachelor’s degree at Ball State
in 1989, where he earned four letters playing basketball and was the Cardinals’
captain in his senior year. A two-time first team Academic All-MAC selection, he
also received the prestigious Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by
the NCAA each year to one male and one female student-athlete for academic
excellence, athletic achievement, and commitment to public service. He earned
his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.
Ball State’s nine trustees
are appointed by the governor and responsible for the fiduciary oversight of the
university. The Board’s primary duties are to approve the strategic direction
of the university, confer degrees, and oversee fiscal matters such as the university
budget and tuition and fee policies.