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Former Indy mayor Ballard joins UIndy

Posted at 6:19 AM, Apr 20, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Greg Ballard, the former mayor of Indianapolis, will join the University of Indianapolis, the university announced Wednesday morning.

Ballard's official title is a Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives. He'll be working with the Mayoral Archives.

“Former Mayor Ballard’s role continues a University of Indianapolis tradition of working closely with city leaders,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel in a press release. “He’s been a vital partner in UIndy’s efforts to enhance the quality of life in our own neighborhood and throughout Indianapolis. 

According to the release, four of Ballard's predecessors, Richard Lugar, William Hudnet, Stephen Goldsmith and Bart Peterson, have been on UIndy's Board of Trustees.

Ballard was Indianapolis' mayor from 2009-2015.

He recently withdrew his name for consideration to be the president of Ivy Tech.

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“I’ve enjoyed working with the University of Indianapolis on the many issues of concern we share,” Ballard said. “This new relationship, drawing on the resources of the university, will provide a platform for national conversations on the future of urban life in our country.”

He begins Wednesday.

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