Human Resources
Welcome to the Ferris State University Office of Human Resources

Ferris State University is Michigan’s fastest-growing public university. Ferris offers excellent employee resources, a diverse and welcoming university community, and a host of new, state-of-the-art facilities.

Recognized statewide as a leader in higher education, Ferris is playing a key role in the redevelopment of Michigan’s workforce, economy and communities, in line with the vision of opportunity for all with which Woodbridge and Helen Ferris founded the University in 1884.

Welcome from President David Eisler

        Tamie Grunow



We appreciate your interest in Ferris State University.

The Human Resources team is devoted to ensuring the attraction and retention of a highly qualified faculty and staff who share our Mission Vision and Core Values. Ferris is a great place to work and grow professionally. Big Rapids and the surrounding areas also provide a recreational and scenic community with a very affordable cost of living!

The Human Resources Team expects to deliver expertise in all human resource programs and strive to continually foster a collaborative and respectful work environment and continually seek to improve our quality of services and programs to attract and retain the best.

We welcome your input on how we can better serve you and encourage you to contact me, Tamie Grunow Associate Vice President for Human Resources, directly at 231-591-3879 for feedback, suggestions or questions you may have at any time.


Learn more about Ferris State University

Jerry Scoby, Vice President of Administration & Finance, discusses Diversity at FSU

Learn more about the Big Rapids community

Human Resources Org Chart

Human Resources Staff Directory  


Contact Information
420 Oak Street • Prakken 150 • Big Rapids, MI 49307 • Phone: 231-591-2150 • Email: 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.