Who is on the Ball State Board of Trustees?



Editors note: An earlier version of the story, including the one printed in The Daily News Jan. 25 addition, did not include Board of Trustee member Michael McDaniel. The current version has been updated. 

The president isn't the only person who makes decisions for the university. Here are the Board of Trustees. 

Chair: Rick Hall

Joined the board: 2007

Background: Has served as a member, secretary, assistant secretary and chair. Served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Part of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, law firm. 

From Carmel, Indiana

Vice Chair: Renae Conley

Joined the board: 2014

Background: Has served as a member and vice chair. Currently is the CEO of ER Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm. Previously was chief executive officer and executive vice president of human resources for Entergy Corporation; was the president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana.

From Chicago, Illinois

Secretary: Thomas C. Bracken

Joined the board: 2012

Background: Has served as a member and secretary. Currently serves as the president of the George and Frances Ball Foundation in downtown Muncie. Has been a software engineer for Intuit Corporation’s Quickbooks. 

From Muncie, Indiana

Assistant Secretary: Matt Momper

Joined the board: 2008

Background: Has been a member and assistant secretary. Currently serves as president of Momper Insulation from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Past employment includes time as the regional manager for Installed Building Products and president of MK properties.

From Fort Wayne, Indiana 

Member: R. Wayne Estopinal

Joined the board: 2011

Background: Currently serves as president of architectural firm The Estopinal Group and owns the Orlando City Soccer Club and Louisville City Soccer Club. 

From Jeffersonville, Indiana

Member: Jean Ann Harcourt

Joined the board: 2016

Background: Currently serves as the president and CEO of Harcourt Industries, Inc. Previously served as vice chair of the Indiana Republican Party from 2003 to 2004. 

From Milroy, Indiana

Member: Hollis E. Hughes Jr. 

Joined the board: 1989, will be retiring 2017

Background: Previously served as president and CEO of the United Way of St. Joseph County and as the director of South Bend's Model Cities Program.

From South Bend, Indiana 

Member: Brian A. Gallagher

Joined the board: 2017, will replace trustee Hughes

Background: Currently serves as president and chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide. Previously served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

From Chevy Chase, Maryland

Member: Michael McDaniel

Joined the board: 2016

Background: Currently the executive director of governmental affairs for Krieg DeVault LLP in Marion County. He was the Republican State Chairman from 1995 to 2002 and served as the director of governmental affairs at Ball State and as the director of the Otis R. Bowen Institute for Practical Politics.

From Marion County, Indiana

 Student Member: Dustin Meeks

Joined the board: 2015 

Background: Currently serves as an Archon on the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity National Executive Council. 

From Fishers, Indiana


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