Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb reappoints members Henry Hall and Rick Hall to the Ball State Board of Trustees

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced his reappointment
Henry Hall and Rick Hall to the
Ball State University Board of Trustees. Both members were re-appointed for a four-year term ending in 2026.

“We are grateful to Governor Holcomb and the State of Indiana for their support of our university and for their diligence in selecting an excellent, diverse Board of Trustees,” said the Chair of the Ball State Board of Trustees Renae Conley said. “Trustees Henry Hall and Rick Hall are dedicated Ball State graduates and respected members of their respective communities who are an integral part of our board and our university.”

Henry Hall was appointed to the Ball State Board of Trustees in June 2019. He resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he is President/CEO of Skytech Products Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of control systems for the fireplace, heating and refrigeration industry.

Trustee Hall graduated from Ball State’s Miller School of Economics 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in finance with a concentration in accounting. He also played football for the Cardinals from 1988 to 1992, where he served as an assistant captain for a year. Trustee Hall was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) first-team honoree in the defensive end position as well as a two-time first-team academic All-MAC selection.

He remains an avid fan of the Ball State football team as a member of the Cardinal Varsity Cluband has been a prominent advocate for Ball State students and their college-to-career transition, serving as a member of the Ball State University Alumni Association’s Alumni Council.

Rick Hall was originally appointed to the Ball State Board of Trustees in 2007. He serves as vice chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the Finance, Facilities, and Planning Committee and also serves on the board of directors of Ball State University Foundation. Trustee Hall has also previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees (2014-20) and Secretary (2011-14).

Trustee Hall, of Carmel, Indiana, is a partner and chairman of the government services and finance practice at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the nation. He represents public and private entities in the areas of economic development incentives, government services and public finance.

Trustee Hall earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State in 1989, where he earned four letters as a basketball player and captained the Cardinals his senior year. A two-time Academic All-MAC first-team selection, he also received the prestigious Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded each year by the NCAA to one male and one female student-athlete for academic excellence, athletic achievement and commitment to public service. He received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Ball State’s nine trustees are appointed by the governor and are responsible for the fiduciary oversight of the university. The main responsibilities of the board are to approve the strategic direction of the university, award degrees and oversee fiscal matters such as the university budget and tuition and fee policies.

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