Matt Momper

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Board of Trustee members at Ball State University say a search for the school’s new president could take well into the next academic year.

Ball State Trustee Chairman Rick Hall says the Muncie school will not speed the presidential search process so that a new leader could start when the academic year does in August.

“We’re going to move methodically and thoughtfully forward, but we’re also not going to let time pressure us into a decision that we don’t feel 100 percent comfortable with,” says Hall. “Because Ball State University deserves the very best person.”