By: BSU Marketing & Communications—
Muncie, IN — Jake Logan will serve as president of the Ball State University Foundation and vice president for University Advancement, effective June 3, 2019, Randall E. Pond, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced today.
Mr. Logan is currently assistant vice chancellor at the University of Missouri, where he has served since 2016. For more than 10 years, he has been part of comprehensive capital campaigns exceeding $1 billion at three large, public institutions — the University of Florida, the University of Oregon, and the University of Missouri.
“Jake brings a wealth of experience in higher education and philanthropy to Ball State,” Chairman Pond said. “Jake’s experience will be instrumental as our University prepares to launch the largest and most ambitious capital campaign in our history.”
President Mearns noted that Ball State is on track for 2018-19 to be a very successful fundraising year.
“We are on a positive trajectory, including the remarkable success of our first ever One Ball State Day,” he said. “With Jake on our University’s leadership team, we will build on our momentum. I look forward to working with Jake as we start the implementation of our new strategic plan, Destination 2040: Our Flight Path. He will play a key role in the strategic imperative to create a campus culture of philanthropy and generate more philanthropic support for our University.”
Mr. Logan said the strategic plan, President Mearns’ leadership, and Ball State’s commitment to serve its neighbors inspired him.
“Joining Ball State University is exciting,” he said. “Beneficence — and what she represents — resonates strongly with me and encompasses the enduring values that I care about most. Ball State remains focused on student success and community impact. These commitments are important to me and my family. I look forward to cheering on the Cardinals and being part of the Muncie community.”
Chairman Pond and President Mearns said they are grateful to Jean Crosby for her service as the Foundation’s interim president and chief executive officer. To ensure a smooth transition, she will remain in her current role until June 30.
About Ball State University
Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State is one of Indiana’s signature universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s nearly 22,000 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world, and its 780-acre campus is large enough to accommodate premier facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports but small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University.