December 4, 2023
Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has appointed William “Craig” Dobbs as the newest member of the Ball State University Board of Trustees. Gov. Holcomb also announced he has re-appointed trustee Mark Hardwick to a new four-year term, which is effective through 2027.
November 16, 2023
Jennifer Proud Mearns, first lady of Ball State University, has been named to the board of directors for Indiana Humanities, a statewide nonprofit organization.
November 1, 2023
After a nationwide search, Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Ball State University, has selected Dr. Anand R. Marri as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
September 15, 2023
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday, in its first meeting of the 2023-24 academic year, reviewed a comprehensive design for the University’s new Performing Arts Center.
June 16, 2023
The Ball State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a development agreement for a revitalization plan for The Village, a commercial district located immediately adjacent to the campus.
June 9, 2023
Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has appointed Hope Churchill as the new student representative on the Ball State University Board of Trustees. Ms. Churchill, whose appointment begins July 1, will serve a two-year term through 2025.
March 28, 2023
Dr. Cathy L. Z. DuBois will join the Ball State leadership team as the next Bryan Dean of the Miller College of Business, President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced. Dr. DuBois’ appointment begins July 1, 2023.
March 8, 2023
Ball State University will appoint Dr. James Buss as its new Honors College dean, President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced. Dr. Buss will succeed Dr. John Emert, who is retiring from the University on May 31, and will begin his new role June 19.
March 7, 2023
Forbes has ranked Ball State University as the fourth-best midsized employer—and the only recognized education institution—in the State of Indiana. The popular business magazine recently released its 2023 “America’s Best Midsize Employers” list, a ranking of 500 companies and institutions with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S.-based employees.
February 21, 2023
Margaret Lo will join Ball State University as chief sustainability officer, effective March 6, Alan Finn, vice president for Business Affairs and treasurer, announced.
February 3, 2023
Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Ball State University, has selected Jeff Mitchell as the Cardinals’ new director of athletics. Mr. Mitchell will join Ball State after serving as deputy director of athletics at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., since 2018.
January 12, 2023
Kelli Huth will rejoin Ball State University as associate vice president for community engagement, effective Jan. 17, Dr. Charlene Alexander, chief strategy officer, announced. Ms. Huth is succeeding Delaina Boyd, who retired from Ball State in December after 32 years of service.
January 9, 2023
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.
January 4, 2023
Darrell Clark will join Ball State University as associate vice president for people and culture, effective Jan. 17, Alan Finn, vice president for Business Affairs and treasurer, announced.
September 22, 2022
For the seventh consecutive year, Ball State University has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.
September 9, 2022
Ball State University announced today that President Geoffrey S. Mearns has appointed Ken Bothof to be the interim director of athletics. Mr. Bothof succeeds Beth Goetz, who has accepted a position as deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at the University of Iowa Athletics Department.
July 29, 2022
Dr. Rashida Willard will join Ball State University as associate vice president of Inclusive Excellence, effective Sept. 19, Dr. Charlene Alexander, chief strategy officer, announced.
June 1, 2022
Michael Lane will join Ball State University as associate vice president for institutional research, analytics, and decision support, effective July 1, Dr. Charlene Alexander, chief strategy officer, announced.
July 19, 2021
Dr. Susan McDowell, Vice Provost for Research at Ball State University, has been named an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Council on Research Leader Fellow.
July 7, 2021
President Geoffrey S. Mearns announces that Dr. Charlene Alexander will be returning to Ball State University as the next Chief Strategy Officer.
April 15, 2021
Erin Mason will join Ball State University in the newly-created position of University Registrar, effective July 1, 2021.
February 1, 2021
Ball State Provost Susana Rivera-Mills has published an essay on crisis leadership about the importance of values-guided decision making and equity.
January 6, 2020
Paula Luff will serve as Ball State’s next vice president for enrollment planning and management, effective April 20.
November 20, 2019
James Acton will become the next president of the Ball State University Alumni Association. He has more than 25 years of experience in alumni relations.
June 26, 2019
Alan Finn will serve as Ball State University’s next vice president for business affairs and treasurer, effective August 15, President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced.