A bill passed out of the Indiana House today would change requirements for trustees at Ball State University and Indiana University. The bill, now on its way to the Senate, would require that all trustees from Ball State and Indiana University be citizens of the United States… and a majority of trustees be residents of Indiana. The bill would also reduce the number of paper ballots sent to Indiana University alumni for the purpose of electing trustees. Martinsville Representative Ralph Foley co-authored the bill.
Some IU alumni were concerned about voters who aren’t computer-savvy. Another bill co-author, Representative Matt Pierce, says there will still be an option to use a printed ballot for the trustee election.
Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stan Jastrzebski reports from the Statehouse.