Ball State University
The Board of Trustees of Ball State University invites expressions of interest in, and nominations for, the position of president.
Ball State is a bold, strong university that seeks a leader to build upon its achievements over a transformative decade. The university has proven success strengthening its national visibility, enrollment profile, diversity of the student body and faculty, the vibrancy of the campus, and philanthropic support.
Ball State, a state-assisted university, is comprehensive and categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university, high research activity (RU/H). The university enrolls more than 20,000 students and has distinguished itself with a distinctive approach to teaching and learning called immersive learning. With 3,800 employees, including 950 full-time faculty members, the university attracts approximately $20 million in external research funding.
The strategic plan for 2012–2017—Education Redefined 2.0: Advancing Indiana (bsu.edu/strategicplan)—has four key goals:
Immersive—Provide distinctive, high-quality educational experiences.
Innovative—Become a recognized leader for educational and disciplinary innovation.
Vibrant—Invest in an increasingly vibrant and integrated university community.
Engaged—Advance Indiana through student engagement and faculty expertise.
Ball State University is at an exciting point in its history. This vibrant university is well positioned to continue to excel and is poised to enjoy its growing reputation as an excellent academic institution. The new president will be expected to continue to build on the many fine qualities of the university, become personally vested in its future, continue to raise the university profile, and carry this important message throughout the state of Indiana and beyond.
Ball State’s leader must be one who can eloquently convey the importance of the quest for knowledge in a community of learners, of higher education to the broader community, and of the enrichment of a diverse environment. Personal qualities of integrity and unquestioned ethical behavior, humor, and vision are essential, as are sound judgment, considerable stamina, a commitment to collaboration, and openness and trustworthiness.
All correspondence should be directed in confidence to the university’s executive recruitment consultant:
Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.