Ball State University Senate adopts transparency resolution

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP): Ball State University leaders have adopted a resolution that came about following the abrupt resignation of school President Paul Ferguson.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports the University Senate approved the resolution on Thursday. It calls for Ball State to function with transparency, and to maintain “open discussion and communication about policy decisions.”

Senate members had said after Ferguson’s resignation in January that there was “unease” among faculty because the move was shrouded in secrecy. The Senate later tabled a draft resolution calling for the Indiana Legislature to change how Ball State’s trustees are appointed.

The University Senate also elected a new chairman Thursday. Kourtland Koch, an associate professor of special education, was tapped for the role. Koch has bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees from The Citadel.

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