News Articles in Board of Trustees
March 31, 2017
The Board of Trustees approved a master of social work and a bachelor of architecture, subject to approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Trustees also named the honorary degree recipient for Spring Commencement.
February 15, 2017
Incoming President Geoffrey S. Mearns will begin at Ball State University on Monday, May 15.
February 3, 2017
The Ball State University Board of Trustees today approved a paid parental leave policy for employees upon the birth or adoption of a child.
January 26, 2017
Members of the Ball State University community connected with lawmakers and other key stakeholders. They shared stories and information about how the university benefits students and the state as a whole, and illustrated the impact those students then have in their career fields, their communities across the state and around the world.
January 24, 2017
Trustees select Geoffrey S. Mearns as the 17th president of Ball State University.
January 6, 2017
Gov. Mike Pence names Brian Gallagher, ’81 LHD ’03, to Ball State University Board of Trustees.
December 22, 2016
The retiring Ball State trustee was honored for his lifetime of service to his alma mater and community.
December 16, 2016
The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved the issuance of finance bonds to fund the construction of the health professions building.
December 7, 2016
The Ball State University community is saddened to learn of the passing of Lavera Knight Hughes, a Ball State alumna and the wife of Ball State Trustee Hollis E. Hughes Jr.
November 29, 2016
Gov. Mike Pence names Mike McDaniel, ’73 MPA ’79, to Ball State University Board of Trustees.
September 9, 2016
The Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center after the men’s volleyball head coach from 1959 to 1998.
August 19, 2016
Ball State kicks off the academic year with the Fall Opening Convocation, including messages from Interim President Terry King and faculty awards.
July 8, 2016
Gov. Mike Pence names businesswoman Jean Ann Harcourt, ’75, to Ball State University Board of Trustees.
May 6, 2016
Trustees approve the general fund budget plan for 2016-17, allowing for increased scholarship funds, launching of new College of Health and rewarding meritorious employees.
April 15, 2016
Trustees accept the master plan proposal, name the presidential search committee and vote to honor Spring Commencement speaker and alumnus Scott McCorkle with an honorary doctor of laws degree.
March 28, 2016
The Ball State and Muncie communities are invited to participate in public forums taking place April 21 and 22 to provide input on desired qualities of and areas of emphasis for the new president.
March 14, 2016
The Ball State Board of Trustees announces committee chair and plans for open forums.
January 29, 2016
The new Ball State College of Health will offer degrees in counseling psychology, health science, kinesiology, nutrition/dietetics, nursing, speech pathology and audiology, and social work.
December 18, 2015
Trustees note high ratings by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, reflecting a solid financial outlook for the university.
September 23, 2015
Trustees approve the creation of a College of Health and support the renovation of Emens Auditorium as a campus-community collaboration.
July 17, 2015
Trustees approve a new $62.5 million health professions building project and issuance of a bond for funding its construction.
June 5, 2015
Ball State limits increases for tuition and fees while raising financial aid to students.
May 1, 2015
Trustees express appreciation for increased state funding and approve a policy that enhances faculty accountability.
February 6, 2015
Ball State’s Board of Trustees unanimously support President Paul W. Ferguson’s focused strategic plan for the university’s future.
January 5, 2015
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence reappoints Rick Hall and R. Wayne Estopinal to four-year terms as Ball State University trustees.
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