Thomas Kinghorn joined the Foundation Board in 1980
Kinghorn has been vice president for business affairs and treasurer of Ball State since 1980. He has served in various capacities in Business Affairs since 1968, including 10 years as the university's representative to the Indiana General Assembly. He received his B. S. in business administration in 1965 and his M.A. in business administration (management) in 1966 from Ball State. Primary areas of responsibility in his current position include all finance and business services, state and federal governmental relations, human resources, auxiliary services, facilities master planning, building construction, and facilities management.
Much of the physical development of Ball State's north academic quadrangle has taken place during his tenure including the College of Architecture and Planning Building; Bracken Library; Whitinger Business Building; Bell Building; Ball Building; Worthen Arena; Art and Journalism Building; Shafer Tower; Music Instruction Building; and, now the new Communication Media Building is to be completed in summer of 2007.
He is an active leader in community affairs such as the United Way of Delaware County, Delaware Advancement Corporation, Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Professor Garfield Foundation, Cardinal Health Ventures, Cardinal Health Allilance, and TechPoint (statewide technology organization).
Kinghorn was appointed "Sagamore of the Wabash," a distinguished service award granted by Governor Otis R. Bowen, and is a recipient of the university's "Benny" and "Distinguished Alumni" awards.
He is married to Nancee Kinghorn, also a Ball State graduate.
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