Ball State leaders adopt transparency resolution

Ball State University leaders have adopted a resolution that came about following the abrupt resignation of school President Paul Ferguson.

Ball's State's University Senate approved the resolution on Thursday, The Star Press of Muncie reported. It calls for Ball State to function with transparency, and to maintain "open discussion and communication about policy decisions."

Senate members 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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