Jake Logan will be the new president of the Ball State University Foundation and vice president for University Advancement, according to a Ball State press release.
Logan is currently assistant vice chancellor at the University of Missouri, where he has served since 2016. According to the press release, for more than 10 years, he has been part of "comprehensive capital campaigns exceeding $1 billion" at the University of Florida, the University of Oregon, and the University of Missouri.
“Jake brings a wealth of experience in higher education and philanthropy to Ball State,” said Randall Pond, chair of the Foundation's board of directors. "Jake’s experience will be instrumental as our university prepares to launch the largest and most ambitious capital campaign in our history.”
President Geoffrey Mearns noted that Ball State is on track for the 2018-19 academic year to be a very successful fundraising year, the press release states.
“We are on a positive trajectory, including the remarkable success of our first ever One Ball State Day,” Mearns said. “With Jake on our university’s leadership team, we will build on our momentum."
He said he looks forward to working with Logan as Ball State begins implementation of its new strategic plan, "Destination 2040: Our Flight Path."
"[Logan] will play a key role in the strategic imperative to create a campus culture of philanthropy and generate more philanthropic support for our university," Mearns said.
Logan said the strategic plan, Mearns’ leadership, and Ball State’s commitment to serve its neighbors inspired him, the press release states.
“Joining Ball State University is exciting,” Logan said. “Beneficence — and what she represents — resonates strongly with me and encompasses the enduring values that I care about most."
He said Ball State remains focused on student success and community impact — commitments important to him and his family.
"I look forward to cheering on the Cardinals and being part of the Muncie community," Logan said.
Pond and Mearns said they are grateful to Jean Crosby for her service as the Foundation’s interim president and chief executive officer.
To ensure a smooth transition, Crosby will remain in her current role until June 30. Logan will assume his new roles effective June 3, the press release states.