MUNCIE, Ind. (AP): Acting Ball State University President Terry King says he doesn’t support a proposed resolution in the Indiana Senate that would change how school trustees are appointed.
King took over at BSU after predecessor Paul Ferguson resigned earlier this year. The (Muncie) Star Press reports that King says he would reject the proposal, which came after Ferguson’s severance package will pay him $450,000 over the next year even though he resigned.
The resolution would have the alumni association appoint three of Ball State’s trustees. The Student Government Association, city of Muncie and University Senate would each appoint one and the governor would appoint the remaining three. Right now the governor appoints all nine members.
King says the resolution is asking the state to give up control of a state university.