Ferris named new dean at Ball State University


UCCS announced that Stephen P. Ferris, dean of the College of Business, is leaving his position to be the next dean for the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. Ferris started as dean at UCCS in July 2018.

“In that time, he helped create new opportunities with the development of programs at UCCS Downtown, expanded the Lifetime Entrepreneurship Awards and placed a greater emphasis on research,” a UCCS-issued news release said.

“I want to thank Chancellor Venkat Reddy and Provost Tom Christensen for providing me with an outstanding leadership opportunity as dean of the UCCS College of Business,” Ferris said the release. “I have made many friends here in the Colorado Springs and campus communities. I regret that family considerations do not allow me to finish what I have enjoyed starting here at UCCS. I will miss everyone very much and wish the absolute best for what I know is a very bright future.”

Ferris’ last day at UCCS is June 30. Christensen expects to name an interim dean and appoint a search committee by the end of the spring semester, the release said.

Ferris was previously the director of the Financial Research Institute and the J.H. Rogers Chair of Money, Credit and Banking for the Truslake College of Business at the University of Missouri, Columbia.