Ball State Names Provost

Posted: Updated:
(photo courtesy Oregon State University) (photo courtesy Oregon State University)
MUNCIE -

Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns has selected Susana Rivera-Mills as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Rivera-Mills, who most recently served as vice provost for academic programs and learning innovation at Oregon State University, will begin her new role in July.

The university says in her new role, Rivera-Mills will be responsible for overseeing all academic colleges and units as well as playing a "crucial role" in the development and implementation of a new strategic plan. She will Marilyn Buck, who currently serves in the role on an interim basis.

"Susana is the right person to fill our University’s role as chief academic officer because of her extensive experience in higher education and her passion for preparing students to have successful careers and to lead meaningful lives," Mearns said in a news release. "Susana is committed to creating a learning environment that enables all students to reach their full potential, and she has a proven track record for developing the types of programs and building the necessary partnerships that will enable our University to fulfill our aspirational mission."

Rivera-Mills is a native of El Salvador and has received degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of New Mexico. She was chosen for the position after a six-month national search led by an internal search committee at Ball State.

  • Perspectives

    • Bond Yield Curve: Indicating Recession?

      The bond market's yield curve is sending us warning signals of an impending recession. What exactly is the yield curve? Is it really an indicator of the health of our economy? Should you care what shape it's in - steep, flat, or inverted? Yes, investors should pay attention! Let's start with the basics...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Bond Yield Curve: Indicating Recession?

      The bond market's yield curve is sending us warning signals of an impending recession. What exactly is the yield curve? Is it really an indicator of the health of our economy? Should you care what shape it's in - steep, flat, or inverted? Yes, investors should pay attention! Let's start with the basics...

    • High Alpha 'Doubling-Down' With $100M in Funding

      Indianapolis-based High Alpha has launched its next phase with a more than $100 million boost from investors. The funds fuel the creation of High Alpha Capital II, an $85 million venture fund, and High Alpha Studio II, a venture studio focused on cloud-based startups that received $16.7 million from San Francisco-based Emergence Capital. The capital raised for the new fund and studio will build on the High Alpha portfolio, which has supported the co-founding of...

    • The manufacturer says the project will result in up to 107 new jobs by 2021.

      Spa Maker Growing In Fort Wayne

      Fort Wayne-based Master Spas is planning to add more than 100 jobs at its Allen County operations. The company is investing $15 million to turn the former Fort Wayne Plastics facility into what it says will be the largest swim spa manufacturing operation in the world. The new facility, which is next to Master Spas' current campus, is scheduled to be fully operational by January and will expand the company's footprint by six acres.

    • Reynolds Farm Equipment Earns Major Honor

      Farm Equipment magazine has named Hamilton County-based Reynolds Farm Equipment the 2018 North American Dealer of the Year. It is the first time an Indiana-headquartered equipment dealer has received the honor. The award recognizes the top agricultural equipment dealer in North America based on a variety of performance metrics and a review of transformational initiatives, such as succession, leadership, and performance management.

    • Gina Giacone and Crystal Hinson Miller

      IU Health Foundation Adds Board Members

      Indiana University Health Foundation has added seven people to its board. The new board members are: Gina Giacone (pictured), Crystal Hinson Miller (pictured), Stephen G. Moore, Dennis Murphy, Anne Nobles, William R. “Bill” Ringo, Jr. and Deborah Tobias. Members of the IU Health Foundation board serve to increase public awareness, promote the interests and advance the priorities of IU Health.