Topic: College of Architecture and Planning

April 3, 2019

Dave Ferguson will continue his service on the Ball State University leadership team as dean of the College of Architecture and Planning, Susana Rivera-Mills, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, announced. He has served as interim dean of CAP since last July. His new title is effective July 1, 2019.

“Dave’s passion for the college and our University is in his DNA,” Provost Rivera-Mills said. “I know he will hit the ground running to engage alumni, faculty, staff, and students. His clear vision positions the college well to seize future opportunities through partnerships, collaboration, and inclusivity, and his collaborative leadership style will build on CAP’s reputation of excellence and propel the college to its next level.”

Dean Ferguson has a long history with the University. A Ball State alumnus, he has served his alma mater in academic and administrative roles in the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Center for Media Design, and the College of Architecture and Planning.

“I’m delighted to be a part of a great leadership team with bold aspirations,” Dean Ferguson said. “The University is now in an amazing position, and it is poised for a future of innovation. The future of the College of Architecture and Planning is just as exciting. We will build on our heritage of working with communities, connecting with professionals, and fostering sound design processes and leadership skills in our graduates, and we will collaborate with other Ball State colleges to offer more transformative experiences to our students. CAP’s leadership in sustainability, technological innovation, and societal relevance will shape our world.

“One of CAP’s strongest assets is our accomplished alumni throughout the world. They generously support our college in so many ways. Meeting them is one of the best parts of my job. Their engagement with us makes us even better.”

Provost Rivera-Mills said she is grateful to everyone who participated in the search.