Former Indianapolis Mayor joins UIndy community

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Joining Former Mayor Richard Lugar, Former Mayor William Hudnut, Former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and Former Mayor Bart Peterson, Former Mayor Greg Ballard has joined the University of Indianapolis’ Institute for Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives. 

Director of the Institute for Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives and Professor of History and Political Science Edward Frantz said that the archives includes resources such as photos, documents, news clippings, music and videos. Ballard will give the archives official papers, documents and other materials, but he also hopes to engage with students, discuss issues in politics with them and possibly travel overseas with students as well. Ballard said he is pleased to be a part of the campus community.

Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard speaks with reporters about donating to the Institute for Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives. Ballard said he is excited to be a part of the campus community. Photo by Mercadees Hempel

Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard speaks with reporters about donating to the Institute for Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives. Ballard said he is excited to be a part of the campus community. Photo by Mercadees Hempel

“There’s a long history of mayors coming down to UIndy in some fashion or another,” Ballard said. “I think that was very attractive. And my discussions with Dr. [Robert] Manuel over the past year have been really comfortable and, I think, really reflective of what the university is. I just wanted to be a piece of it.”

For more information, look for the April 27 issue of The Reflector.

 

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