Long-serving Ball State leader named associate provost and dean of University College

Topics: College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Administrative

June 14, 2007

Marilyn Buck
Marilyn Buck
Marilyn Buck, currently associate dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at Ball State, will assume the responsibilities of associate provost and dean of University College beginning July 1.

Her appointment was announced by Terry King, the university's provost and vice president for academic affairs, who also remarked on Buck's earlier record of academic leadership. At other times in her Ball State career, Buck served as assistant to the chair and associate chair of the School of Physical Education, now known as the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science.

"We are very fortunate to have found so close at hand for this position a university-level educator and administrator as accomplished and dedicated as Marilyn Buck," King said. "I look forward to working more closely with her in Academic Affairs."

Previously, Buck was a member of the Undergraduate Education Committee, vice chairperson of the University Senate for two years and then chairperson for three years. During her time as chair, the Senate and the Ball State Board of Trustees approved a new faculty governance constitution.

Last fall, the former public school teacher chaired the organization dimension component of the university's First Year Experience self-study, having only just completed two years of work on the Ball State task force charged with developing a new strategic plan.

As associate provost, Buck will oversee undergraduate education at Ball State, plan and implement new undergraduate programs and represent Academic Affairs in all universitywide curriculum considerations.

As dean of University College, she will have administrative responsibility for all units of the college, which include the Learning Center, academic advising, the university core curriculum, academic systems and academic support services. She also will serve as the college's fiscal agent and provide leadership for and coordination of the university's diversity programs.

Buck received her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University, her master's degree from the University of Utah and her doctorate from Brigham Young University in 1989, after which she joined the Ball State faculty as an assistant professor of physical education.

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