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Reminder: Major Events in June

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 9:00 AM
June promises to be an exciting month at Ball State University. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to our Centennial Birthday Celebration on June 15, and we will host our first Community Campus Experience on June 16 for members of the Muncie community. On June 18, we will host the “Spreading Our Wings” Community Forum as part of our strategic planning process. Learn more.

Reception for Dean Bott and Dean Repp

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 9:00 AM

Reception for Dean Bott and Dean Repp
Thursday, June 21st from 2 to 4 P.M. in Allègre

Please join us in honoring and extending best wishes to Dr. Jennifer Bott, The Bryan Dean of the Miller College of Business, and Phil Repp, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning.

To celebrate their work and contributions, the Miller College of Business and the College of Architecture & Planning will host a reception on Thursday, June 21st from 2 to 4 p.m. in Allègre, located in the Applied Technology (AT) Building. Please join us in expressing our appreciation and gratitude to Jennifer and Phil for their extraordinary service and wish them both the best!


Jennifer and Phil have 51 years of combined dedicated service to Ball State, have been servant leaders and partners to our faculty, staff, students, and alumni over the years.

Dr. Bott will be leaving Ball State after 14 years to assume the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Michigan University beginning July 1.

Dean Repp is retiring after 37 years of service to Ball State. His last day at the University will be June 30.


Since arriving at Ball State in 2004 as an Assistant Professor of Management, Dr. Bott rose steadily through the academic and administrative ranks and was named Bryan Dean of Miller College in 2015 after serving as interim dean. She was responsible for raising $15 million in funds and pledges, integrating five programs from the College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST), and re-engaging alumni nationwide.

Previously, she was the Associate Provost for Learning Initiatives from 2013-15 and Assistant Provost for Learning Initiatives from 2011-13. In her role as Associate Provost, she led online and blended education for the university. Under her leadership, she greatly expanded the reach for online education by integrating online education into the colleges and units and facilitating the development of five academic programs for online learning. Dr. Bott, who was granted tenure in 2011, was promoted to full professor in 2015 and served as the Executive Director of the Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate Programs in the Miller College from 2010-11.

She also served as program chair for the human resource management undergraduate degree and adviser for the award-winning student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management from 2004-10.

She earned her bachelor’s in psychology and communications from DePauw University in 1998. She received her master’s and doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Akron in 2001 and 2004, respectively.

Dean Repp has led the College of Architecture and Planning since 2015. He had previously served as Vice President for Information Technology since 2008 and was Associate Vice President for IT before that, starting in 2002. He has served in numerous roles of progressive responsibility since beginning his Ball State career in 1981 as an Assistant Professor of Art.

During his tenure, Dean Repp conducted a strategic review of all fiscal and budgetary processes to better utilize CAP resources for innovation, growth, and sustainability; strengthened and stabilized admission and enrollment planning within the college by providing greater personalization and outreach to college prospects; initiated admissions-related efforts that contributed to an increase of 38% in confirmed students; established the inaugural college executive advisory board to advise the college on program enhancements and philanthropy directions; and raised $1.6 million to update college facilities.


In his role as Vice President for Information Technology, he was a nominee for the 2013 Technology Innovator of the Year by The Chronicle of Higher Education for his role in pioneering a student-centered approach to information technology at Ball State. He also was among Campus Technology magazine's 2008 Innovators of the Year for his efforts in forming and advancing Digital Corps. And he coauthored two grants totaling $40 million from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Major Events in June

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Monday, 04 June 2018 9:00 AM
June promises to be an exciting month at Ball State University. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to our Centennial Birthday Celebration on June 15, and we will host our first Community Campus Experience on June 16 for members of the Muncie community. On June 18, we will host the “Spreading Our Wings” Community Forum as part of our strategic planning process. Learn more.

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