Chuck Ball Leads Center for Discernment and Preparation
As the new Director for the Center for Discernment and Preparation, Chuck Ball will work with Holy Cross College students at all levels as a mentor and counselor to help them develop plans for success after completing a Bachelor Degree at Holy Cross College.
A former Vice President of Human Resources at two large banks and a medical manufacturing firm, Mr. Ball comes to Holy Cross after more than 25 years in helping companies find the right person for the job. "I believe that helping young people find the right career for their lives is all the more rewarding," said Mr. Ball. "My experience in banking, manufacturing, and healthcare as well as my business contacts from several boards and Chambers of Commerce throughout the state of Indiana give me a wealth of contacts to help arrange internships for Holy Cross students," Ball continued. "I have also spent much of my career as the hiring authority in diverse businesses, so I can help prepare students to stand out with their resumes and in personal interviews."
He will work closely with students from the beginning of their freshmen years through senior graduation in order to help each individual establish suitable post-graduate placement whether in a business career, graduate school, or service career (religious, military, or humanitarian work etc.). He will mentor the students one-on-one throughout their junior and senior year as they complete their internship requirements as well as work with the underclassmen in required class meetings and in various classes in cooperation with faculty.
Mr. Ball currently serves on a number of community boards including the United Way of St. Joseph County, Samaritan Counseling Center and Crime Stoppers. He has served on the advisory board of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin where he still teaches each summer, is past president of the Huffer Memorial Children's Center, past president of the East Central Indiana Human Resources Association, and is a former instructor in the colleges of business at Indiana University-South Bend, Ball State University and Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis.
Daniel Haverty, Balls' predecessor in this position has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Chief Business Officer of the college.
Mr. Ball lives in Granger, Indiana with his wife Ellen who is on the editorial staff at the South Bend Tribune. They have two grown sons who live and work in Indianapolis. Chuck is active in St. Pius X Catholic Church and Parish in Granger where he has helped coordinate the Employment Resource Ministry.