The nine members of the Ball State Board of Trustees are appointed by the governor of Indiana. The board's primary duties are to:

  • set the strategic direction of the university
  • ensure fiscal responsibility
  • provide oversight to university operations
  • hire, supervise and evaluate the university’s chief administrator
  • borrow money, issue bonds, and let contracts
  • prescribe conditions for admission
  • grant degrees and issue diplomas or certificates
  • define the duties of and provide compensation for faculty and staff of the university
  • receive and administer all donations, bequests, grants, funds, and property that are given or provided to the university

The board is made up of two Ball State alumni, one full-time student, and six members appointed at large. Appointments are for four-year terms.

Upcoming Board Meetings 

2024 Meetings

  • July 18-19, 2024 – Retreat 
  • October 4, 2024 – Regular and Committee Meetings
  • December 13, 2024 – Regular and Committee Meetings

2025 Meetings

  • February 28, 2025 – Regular and Committee Meetings
  • May 2, 2025 – Regular and Committee Meetings
  • June 13, 2025 – Budget Meeting
  • July 17-18, 2025 – Retreat
  • September 26, 2025 – Regular and Committee Meetings
  • December 12, 2025 – Regular and Committee Meetings

2026 Meetings

January 23, 2026 – Organizational Meeting
February 27, 2026 – Regular and Committee Meetings
May 1, 2026 – Regular and Committee Meetings
June 12, 2026 – Budget Meeting
July 16-17, 2026 - Retreat

Electronic Communication Policy

Stand-alone policy of the Ball State University Board of Trustees provides for electronic participation of members.

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Documents Archive

Find previous Board of Trustees meeting agendas, email communications, press releases, and remarks from the President.

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Board of Trustees Members

Rick Hall

Rick Hall

Chair
Carmel, IN
Biography

Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

Vice Chair
Chevy Chase, MD
Biography

Michael McDaniel

Mike McDaniel

Secretary
Indianapolis, IN
Biography

Julie Griffith

Julie Griffith

Assistant Secretary
Carmel, IN
Biography

Hope Churchill

Hope Churchill

Student Member
Muncie, IN
Biography

Renae Conley

Renae Conley 

Member
Chicago, IL
Biography

Craig Dobbs

Wm. Craig Dobbs

Member
Carmel, IN
Biography

Henry O. Hall

Henry Hall

Member
Fort Wayne, IN
Biography

 

Mark Hardwick

Mark Hardwick 

Member
Muncie, IN
Biography