Mearns 17th President In Ball State’s History

The Ball State University Board of Trustees has named Geoffrey Mearns the school’s 17th president.

Mearns currently serves as president of Northern Kentucky University, a position he accepted in 2012, and was provost and senior vice president at Cleveland State University.

A 15-year veteran attorney, he holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia. He succeeds Acting President Terry King, who has served in the position since Paul Ferguson left a year ago. Mearns says his contract will begin in August.