Former Mayor Ballard accepts new role at UIndy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, has taken a position at the University of Indianapolis.

According to the release, he will be a Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Activities.

He will “bring a new dimension to the Mayoral Archives,” and make them available as a resource to local politicians.

He will also continue his work in the Institute for Civic Leadership by introducing leadership strategies.

“Former Mayor Ballard’s role continues a University of Indianapolis tradition of working closely with city leaders,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel. “He’s been a vital partner in UIndy’s efforts to enhance the quality of life in our own neighborhood and throughout Indianapolis. I’m looking forward to seeing firsthand his contributions to UIndy’s intellectual life and student learning opportunities, and I believe our partnership can make a national impact.”

Ballard will continue to focus on the same themes as he did in office including: clean-energy solutions to public needs, new approaches to urban transportation and the value of global perspective and international collaboration.

“I’ve enjoyed working with the University of Indianapolis on the many issues of concern we share,” he 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’s initial appointment begins Wednesday.