Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard to join UIndy in new role
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 20, 2016) – Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will step into a new role now that he’s out of office.
Ballard will join the University of Indianapolis as a visiting fellow for the Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives, which are overseen by history professor Edward Frantz and maintained by UIndy’s Krannert Memorial Library.
“I’ve enjoyed working with the University of Indianapolis on the many issues of concern we share,” Ballard said. “This new relationship, drawing on the resources of the university, will provide a platform for national conversations on the future of urban life in our country.”
Ballard, whose appointment begins Wednesday, delivered his 2014 State of the City on UIndy’s campus. The university’s president, Robert L. Manuel, called him a “vital partner” in UIndy’s development and said he’s looking forward to working with him.
Ballard donated his mayoral documents and other materials to the archives. His immediate predecessors—Richard Lugar, William Hudnut, Stephen Goldsmith and Bart Peterson—also gave their papers to the university and served on the Board of Trustees.
UIndy’s Mayor Archives hold more than a million documents, images, recordings and other material dating back to the 1960s. You can find the searchable database online right here.