BSU Town Hall Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 5:30 p.m. – “Neighborhoods and Education”
(recorded Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ Southside Middle School)

Panelists appearing with Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns at the forum will be:

  • Julius Anderson, Muncie City Council member
  • Ken Hudson, executive director of the Whitely Community Council
  • Wilisha Scaife, Muncie P3 director of family engagement, Ball State Teachers College
  • Heather Williams, Building Better Neighborhoods program manager, Ball State’s Office of Community Engagement
  • Eva Zygmunt, Helen Gant Elmore Distinguished Professor of Elementary Education at Ball State

Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 5:30 p.m. – “Arts and Culture”
(recorded Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ Minnetrista)


  • Tom Bracken, member, Ball State Board of Trustees, and president, George and Frances Ball Foundation
  • Leigh Edwards, board president, Muncie Civic Theatre
  • Akilah Nosakhere, director, Muncie Public Library
  • Ryan Hourigan, director, School of Music
  • Tania Said, director of education, David Owsley Museum of Art

Friday, October 13 @ 5:30 p.m. – “Economic Development”
(recorded Thursday, Oct. 12 @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts) 


  • Chris Caldwell, sr. vice president, commercial and business banking, Mutual Bank
  • Traci Lutton, vice president, economic development, Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
  • Delaina Boyd, interim associate vice president, community engagement
  • David Terrell, director, Rural Policy Research Institute and interim co-director, Indiana Communities Institute