Richard W. Burkhardt

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Richard W. Burkhardt
President of
Ball State University
In office
Preceded by John J. Pruis
Succeeded by Jerry M. Anderson
Personal details
Born (1918-05-18)May 18, 1918
Newton, Massachusetts
Died March 4, 2014(2014-03-04) (aged 95)
Muncie, Indiana
Spouse(s) Dorothy Johnson[1]
Alma mater Knox College
Harvard University[2]

Richard Wellington Burkhardt (May 18, 1918 – March 4, 2014) was the 8th President of Ball State University, from 1978 to 1979.[3][4] He retired from the university in 1985.[5] Science Hall, one of the oldest buildings on Ball State's campus, was named the Burkhardt Building in his honor.[6] He died in Muncie, Indiana on March 4, 2014.[1]


  • Danglade, James K.; Burkhardt, Richard W. (1985). Sixty Years of Outreach and Public Service: A History of Continuing Education at Ball State University. Muncie, Indiana: Ball State University. 
  • Hayashi, Tetsumaro; Walker, Janet R.; Burkhardt, Richard W. (1991). Eliza Julia Flower: Letters of an English Gentlewoman: Life on the Illinois-Indiana Frontier, 1817-1861. Muncie, Indiana: Ball State University. ISBN 978-0-937-99420-7. 


  1. ^ a b "Dr. Richard W. Burkhardt, 95 - The Star Press". 5 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ball State University - Biography of Richard W. Burkhardt". Ball State University website. Retrieved 20 November 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Who's who in American education: a ... - Google Books. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Ball State University - Richard W. Burkhardt, 1978-1979". Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  5. ^ "Ball State University - Biography of Richard W. Burkhardt". Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  6. ^ "The Burkhardt Building". Ball State University. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
John J. Pruis
Ball State University president
Succeeded by
Jerry M. Anderson