Acting President of Ball State says university has “tremendous momentum”

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MUNCIE, Ind. (WOWO): All is running smoothly at Ball State, according to the school’s acting president.

The abrupt resignation of Ball State University’s President this week has not interfered with the school’s momentum, according to Provost Terry King. King was appointed acting President on Monday when the school’s board of trustees announced the resignation of President Paul Ferguson. No reason for Ferguson’s departure has yet been given.

King says the university “has tremendous momentum” and his first priority is to ensure that it continues. He says faculty are “doing wonderful work,” students are engaged and the school has good relationships with the community.

King says a typical search for a new president takes four to six months, and that it’s a process that schools don’t want to rush.​

The Associated Press contributed to this story.




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