S2E5: ‘My Partner in Life and in Work’ — A Candid Conversation Between Jennifer Mearns and President Geoffrey S. Mearns
Dec 19, 2022
Ball State University
For more than 30 years, Jennifer Mearns has been the life partner of Geoffrey S. Mearns, President of Ball State University. She is also a mother, a grandmother, and an accomplished professional, having worked in sports marketing before becoming an executive recruiter.
In this episode, Jennifer shares more about her family, her college experience, and her initial impressions of Geoff when they first met. She also provides insights into how the couple navigated multiple career moves—and more than a few major life changes—throughout their years together.
Jennifer also reveals her influence in encouraging Geoff not to pass up one of the most meaningful experiences of his legal career. And she describes some of the reasons she loves Ball State, from her involvement in the Discovery Group to her interactions with students.
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