The Strategic Planning Leadership Team guides the implementation, optimization, and monitoring of the Ball State’s refreshed vision and strategic plan, The Centennial Commitment (18 by ’18)

The Leadership Team works closely with the cabinet and the president to be responsive to the Ball State community and to ensure that the vision remains vibrant and our programs and operations continue to be grounded in service and excellence.

The Leadership Team has been designed to include thought leaders from all sectors of the Ball State Community and reflect a balance of faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members who have demonstrated a deep commitment to this University and its future as well as those who bring a strong sense of servant leadership to their contributions.

The charge of the leadership team includes:

  • Review and refocus the current Strategic Plan 2.0. Advancing Indiana into the more useful and impactful planning guide, The Centennial Commitment (18 by ’18).
  • Manage and oversee, in consultation with the president and cabinet, funding strategies to implement the proposed strategic plan initiatives.
  • Manage, with the president and cabinet, a regular summary of progress towards achieving the summarized goals.
  • Working with Marketing and Communications, improve and recommend strategies to publicize success of the strategic plan and integrate such successes with annual state budget, advancement, and university constituent activities.
  • Plan and organize opportunities for the university community to engage and comment on the strategic plan as a living, impactful document.

Members

Terry King

Terry King

Interim President—Chair

Marilyn Buck

Marilyn Buck

Acting Provost and Acting Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs—Co-chair

Julie Hopwood

Julie Hopwood

Associate Vice President for Business Affairs and Auxiliary Services—Co-chair

Michael Goldsby

Michael Goldsby

Chief Entrepreneurship Office, Stoops Distinguished Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Management and Director Emeritus—Co-chair

Jennifer Blackmer

Jennifer Blackmer

Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Theatre

Jen Bott

Jen Bott

Dean of Miller College of Business

Thomas C. Bracken

Thomas C. Bracken

Member of the Ball State University Board of Trustees

Wil Davis

Wil Davis

President of Ball State Innovation Corporation

Cathy Day

Cathy Day

Assistant Chair of the Department of English and Associate Professor of English

Rahissa Engle

Rahissa Engle

Secretary of Student Government Association

Bernard Hannon

Bernard Hannon

Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer

Amy Harden

Amy Harden

Chair of the University Senate and Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Science

Alan Hargrave

Alan Hargrave

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Tom Lauer

Tom Lauer

Distinguished Professor of Biology

Roger Lavery

Roger Lavery

Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media and Professor of Journalism

Melinda Messineo

Melinda Messineo

Chair of the Department of Sociology and Associate Professor of Sociology

Cheri O'Neill

Cherí O’Neill

President and CEO of the Ball State University Foundation

Phil Repp

Phil Repp

Interim Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning and Vice President for Information Technology

Mark Sandy

Mark Sandy

Director of Athletics

Eva Zygmunt

Eva Zygmunt

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education