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Ball State University president resigns

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 17:01:07-05

MUNCIE, Ind. -- The president of Ball State University is resigning.

A letter from the Board of Trustees to faculty and staff says President Paul W. Ferguson has requested a two-month sabbatical and has submitted his resignation to be effective at the end of that leave.

The Board has approved the leave and Ferguson's resignation.

Board Chair, Rick Hall, said:

While the Board and Dr. Ferguson are disappointed that this relationship has ended, we wish Dr. Ferguson and his wife, Grace, well in their future endeavors.

From Dr. Ferguson:

It has been an honor and privilege for Grace and me to work with and to serve the faculty, staff, and especially our students, at Ball State University. We have, together, worked diligently to refresh our vision and legacy of beneficence and entrepreneurship, refocused on being student-centered and community-engaged, and improved many of our policies and procedures to be best practices.

Ferguson was named as the 15th president of Ball State in May 2014.

The school's Trustees have appointed Provost and Executive Vice President For Academic Affairs, Dr. Terry King, as acting President.

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