The Ferris Foundation Board of Directors

Howard Stross
Mr. Howard C. Stross, Chair
B '69
Stross Law Firm, P.A.
Palm Harbor, Florida

John Hare
Dr. John Hare, Chair-Elect
B '68, D. Bus. (Hon) '03
President (Retired)
ABC Radio
Dallas, Texas

Kevin Cross
Mr. Kevin Cross, Immediate Past Chair
B '86
Linkfield and Cross Agency, Inc.
Ada, Michigan

Robert Friar
Dr. Robert Friar
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Dick Shaw
Mr. Dick Shaw
EHS '71, T '63
Educational Consultant
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mary Garvelink
Mrs. Mary Garvelink
EHS '72
Commercial Design Engineering LTD
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Thomas Scholler
Mr. Thomas P. Scholler, Secretary
B '59, D. Bus (Hon) '84
Director of Planned Giving
Archdiocese of Detroit
Clarkston, Michigan

James Giroux
Mr. James Giroux
T '75
Dow Chemical (Retired)
Stanwood, Michigan

Carla Miller
Ms. Carla Miller, Executive Director and Associate VP for Special and Leadership Gifts
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Stephanie Leonardos
Dr. Stephanie Leonardos
D. Bus.(Hon) '09
President and CEO
Ada, Michigan

Jerry Scoby
Mr. Jerry L. Scoby, Treasurer
Vice President
Ferris State University
Administration & Finance
Big Rapids, Michigan

Mr. Karl Linebaugh
North Region President
Chemical Bank
Big Rapids, Michigan

Kenneth Bailey
Mr. Kenneth Bailey
T '90
Project Executive
Rockford Construction
Ada, Michigan

Kurt Hofman
Kurt Hofman
T '83
Vice President
RoMan Manufacturing, Inc.
Wayland, Michigan

Mike Bigford
Mr. Michael Bigford
Utility Supply and Construction Company
Big Rapids, Michigan

Barbara Horn
Dr. Barbara Horn
O '98
ExpertEyes, Family Eye Center & Optical
Washington/Chesterfield, Michigan

Dale DeHaanMr. Dale DeHaan
B '70
Client Executive
Hylant Group
Alto, Michigan

Randall Phelps
Mr. Randall L. Phelps
B '83
HNI Incorporated
Ada, Michigan

Paul Eichenberg
Mr. Paul M. Eichenberg
T '92
Vice President of Business Development and Strategy
Jason Incorporated
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Karl Roth
Mr. Karl Roth
P '55
Vice President/Lead Partner
Wells Fargo Advisors
Roth-Cooley Financial Group
Bay City, Michigan

David L. Eisler
Dr. David L. Eisler
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Dennis W. Nickels
Dennis W. Nickels
P '69
Corporate and Governmental Consultation
Deloitte Consulting Retired
Grand Haven, Michigan

Jean K. Elder

Dr. Jean K. Elder
CEO and Senior Partner
J.K. Elder and Associates
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gary Trimarco
Mr. Gary Trimarco
Gary Trimarco Automotive
Big Rapids, Michigan

John Engleman
Dr. John Engelman II
A&S '64, D. Sc. (Hon) '03
Scientist (Retired)
S C Johnson & Son, Inc.
Racine, Wisconsin

Sueann Walz
Ms. Sueann Walz
Assistant Vice President/Manager (Retired)
Independent Bank
Big Rapids, Michigan

Bobby LaLonde
Bobby LaLonde
ET '00
Vice President of Higher Education
Clark Construction
DeWitt, Michigan

John C. Collins Jr.
John C. Collins Jr.
District Sales Manager
Southeast Region General Motors
Madison, Alabama

Melinda Anderson
Melinda Anderson
Vice President of Marketing and Product Management
BlackRidge Technology
Palo Alto, California

Timothy Murphy
Timothy Murphy
EHS '83
Vice President
MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.
Fredericksburg, Virginia


Mr. Richard E. Hurst
Retired Businessman
Belmont, Michigan

Ms. Beth Peacock
Labor Relations Manager (Retired)
Vehicle Operations
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, Michigan

Mr. Joe Mikols
Professor Emeritus
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Mr. Denny Lerner
B '70
President & Owner
Lerner Financial Group
Big Rapids, Michigan