Kelli Huth will rejoin Ball State University as associate
vice president for community engagement, effective Jan. 17, Dr. Charlene Alexander, chief
strategy officer, announced. Ms. Huth is succeeding Delaina Boyd, who retired
from Ball State in December after 32 years of service.
In her new role, Ms. Huth will advance the university’s overarching
community outreach and engagement efforts while developing, directing, and
managing programs and services designed to create a cohesive university
infrastructure that supports mutually beneficial campus and community partnerships,
with a special emphasis on local and regional organizations. In addition, she
will serve as the external designee in matters related to community engagement.
“We are ecstatic to bring Kelli back to our University to
help drive our Office of Community Engagement,” Dr.
Alexander said. “For more than 100 years, Ball State University has prioritized
serving Muncie, the East Central Indiana region, and the State of Indiana.
Having worked and lived in the area previously, Kelli will be able to hit the
ground running in her new role as we continue to develop and strengthen our
partnerships with our friends and neighbors in and around Muncie.”
Ms. Huth, who worked at Ball State in various roles from 2008-18,
most recently served as the director for the Center of Civic Engagement at Binghamton
University, and has more than 15 years of community engagement in higher
“I am grateful for the opportunity to return and serve
the Ball State community,” Ms. Huth said. “I have a deep history with this
university working with community organizations across the state of Indiana,
and look forward to building on the relationships already established while
searching for new opportunities to expand our community outreach through motivating,
empowering, and celebrating colleagues and community partners.”
Ms. Huth’s experience at Ball State includes roles with
the Building Better Communities Fellows — first as program coordinator 2008-11,
then as director 2011-15. She then served as the director of immersive learning
Ms. Huth began her career with the Cosanti Foundation in
Mayer, Ariz., where she served as public relations coordinator and workshop and
international internship coordinator 2003-06. She also was a faculty member at
Ivy Tech Community College 2007-08, where she taught courses in critical
Ms. Huth, who earned her
bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Anderson University, earned her master’s
degree in Executive Development for Public Service from Ball State in 2013.