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Ball State president to resign

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — Ball State University President Paul Ferguson will resign after a two-month sabbatical, the university announced in an email to faculty Monday.

Ferguson had served as BSU’s 15th president since replacing Jo Ann Gora in August 2014.

Ferguson submitted his resignation to the board of trustees Monday morning, the email states.

“While the Board and Dr. Ferguson are disappointed that this relationship has ended, we wish Dr. Ferguson and his wife, Grace, well in their future endeavors,” board chair Rick Hall said in the email.

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Terry King was appointed acting president, Hall said.

“It has been an honor and privilege for Grace and me to work with and to serve the faculty, staff, and especially our students, at Ball State University,” Ferguson stated in the email. “We have, together, worked diligently to refresh our vision and legacy of beneficence and entrepreneurship, refocused on being student-centered and community-engaged, and improved many of our policies and procedures to be best practices.”

Before arriving to BSU, Ferguson worked for three years as president of the University of Maine.This is breaking news. Watch WISH-TV at 5 and check back with for updates.