In recent Ball State Board of Trustees meetings, tangible examples of institutional news reinforce how the University continues to provide value beyond the physical boundaries of campus.
In September, the Board approved the University’s gift of 12 acres of land in Muncie to the city. Ultimately, the goal is for the land to be developed with 30-40 new homes. That would generate additional tax revenue for the city and Muncie Community Schools.
“Our decision to transfer this land to the city is yet another example of our University’s ongoing commitment to Muncie,” said Renae Conley, ’80 MBA ’82, Ball State Board of Trustees Chair.
The land is northwest of campus, just north of Heath Farm, and surrounded by other residential neighborhoods on the city’s north side.
In a Board meeting in December, the University announced two substantial gifts—$5 million from Marianne Glick and her husband, Mike Woods, and $2.5 million from June Scheumann—which will help fund the Performing Arts Center, the catalyst of the University’s Village Revitalization plan.
In recognition of their gifts, the Board approved the naming of the Marianne Glick and Mike Woods Lobby and the Scheumann Studio Theatre, which will both be located inside the facility.