About President Geoffrey S. Mearns

Geoffrey S. Mearns is the 17th president of Ball State University. He has extensive experience in higher education and will lead the university as it enters its next 100 years.

On May 15, 2017, he officially joined a welcoming community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, and friends; a campus whose degrees provide great value to students, families, and Indiana citizens; and a university whose graduates are real-world ready.

Trustees Introduce Geoffrey Mearns to Campus

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other supporters of the university gathered in Sursa Hall for the announcement of Geoffrey Mearns as Ball State University's 17th president.

President's Speeches

Read and view speeches from Ball State’s commencements, convocations, and other major events. See his speeches.

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Follow the Excitement

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the Ball State community took to social media to celebrate the announcement of Geoffrey Mearns as the university's 17th president.