After nearly a year without a permanent president, the Ball State Board of Trustees will name and introduce the university's incoming president Tuesday.

According to a campus-wide email sent by trustee Richard Hall, the public is invited to attend the announcement at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sursa Hall. 

The event will include a short board meeting, remarks from the incoming president and a reception immediately following in the lobby.

Those attending should plan to be seated in Sursa Hall by 1:15 p.m.

Trustee Matt Momper, chairman of the search committee, said he's excited about the person chosen for the position. 

Although the search took a while, Momper said he was glad the committee was collaborative and enthusiastic and let the process move at the pace it needed to. 

"They were deep in the woods, devil in the detail, researching questions," Momper said. "They all provided what the process needed, which was great." 

Keep up with Ball State Unified Media's coverage of the announcement as it happens, as well as see a live stream of the meeting, by visiting this page after 1:30 p.m.