As Ball State embarks on its second year of implementing an Inclusive Excellence plan, we're engaging in a series of four inclusive excellence discussions with alumni, faculty, staff, students, and members of the local community.

Everyone in our campus community is a partner in creating a more inclusive, respectful campus culture at our University and in our community. These discussions are the latest step we are taking to ensure that effort continues positive and consistent momentum.  

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Roundtable Four: Community Members

View highlights from the fourth Inclusive Excellence Discussion hosted by President Mearns and featuring WaTasha Barnes Griffin, CEO of Muncie's YWCA; Teresa Long, owner of Grace Beauty and Barber College; Rev. Robert Scaife, pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church; and Paris McCurdy, Director of Community Diversity Initiatives at Ball State.

Roundtable Three: Students

View highlights from the third Inclusive Excellence Discussion hosted by Ro-Anne Royer Engle, Vice President of Student Affairs and featuring Jordyn Blythe, a junior majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science, Richard Bowman, a senior majoring in Construction Management, Evan Morales, a third-year undergraduate student in the College of Fine Arts, and Mikayla Yoho, a first-year graduate student in the Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education program.

Roundtable Two: Faculty & Staff

View highlights from the second Inclusive Excellence Discussion hosted by Provost Susana Rivera-Mills and featuring Academic Advising Center Coordinator Amanda Droste; Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Dr. Serena Salloum; Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media Dr. Paaige Turner; and Associate Professor of Social Work Dr. Jonel Thaller.

Roundtable One: Alumni

View highlights from the first Inclusive Excellence Discussion, hosted by President Geoffrey S. Mearns, featuring Ball State's Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Marsha McGriff and three Ball State alumni: Dr. Teresa Jeter, MA ’95; Renae Conley, ’80 MBA ’82; and Jonathan Scott, ’05.