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Our Staff

Students who get involved on campus will soon become familiar with the staff of Student Life because they are out and about wherever something is happening. Look for them at events, movies, intramurals, and student organizations’ meetings.

James Franklin
James Franklin

Assistant Director of Recreation and Varsity Esports
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2147
email: JVFranklin@indianatech.edu
office: Student Affairs Suite, Andorfer Commons 1st Floor

The Assistant Director of Recreation and Varsity Esports supervises and coordinates the recreational sports programs, including intramural sports, club sports, and open gym which supplement the University’s academic program and provides oversight of the university Fitness Center, as well. The Assistant Director of Recreation and Varsity Esports manages promotion and hires, trains, and supervises professional staff,  and undergraduate student staff. This position assists with long-range planning and goal-setting, works with budgets, maintains financial and historical records, and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Director of Student Life.

Bethany Ballard
Bethany Ballard

Associate Director of Student Involvement
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3440
email: StudentLifeInfo@indianatech.edu
office: Student Affairs Suite, Andorfer Commons 1st Floor

The Associate Director of Student Involvement is responsible for developing, coordinating, promoting, implementing, and assessing campus activities for an engaged student experience outside the classroom for both residential and commuter students. The Associate Director’s role develops campus programming which encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities, campus governance, develop healthy interpersonal relationships, use recreational time productively, and to explore activities in individual and group settings.

This position also develops the student organization culture and infrastructure and as such, must maintain current knowledge of student organizations, student government, and social fraternities and sororities. As Associate Director, this position helps to coordinate the development and assessment for the department and must have successful experience working with and supporting diverse populations. Student Involvement includes programs, movies, student organizations, student government, and major campus events. This role is critical in the university’s dedication to motivating students towards lives of significance and worth.