John E. Worthen
|John E. Worthen|
|Ball State University|
|Preceded by||Robert P. Bell|
|Succeeded by||Blaine A. Brownell|
July 15, 1933 |
Worthen served as president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as worked as an administrative official at the University of Delaware as well as serving as the dean of men at American University. He served at IUP from 1979–1984, and then went on to serve Ball State from 1984-2000. Worthen earned a bachelors degree from Northwestern University in psychology, a masters degree from Columbia University, and a Doctor of education degree from Harvard University.
Ball State University
Effect on Ball State University
- Campus Additions During Presidency
- Robert P. Bell Building (1984)
- Field Sports Building (1984)
- Ball Communication Building (1988)
- Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities (1988)
- Health and Physical Activity Building (1991)
- John E. Worthen Arena (Then named Ball State Arena or University Arena) (1991)
- Frog Baby Fountain (1993)
- Alumni Center (1997)
- East Quadrangle Building renovated and renamed to Burkhardt Building after Richard W. Burkhardt.
John E. Worthen Arena
In 1991, Ball State finished construction on University Arena to replace the aging facility, Irving Gymnasium. The arena holds 11,500 people and is home to the men and women's basketball and volleyball teams.
Robert P. Bell
|President of Ball State University
Blaine A. Brownell