Dear Ferris State University Students,
If you are just starting your college career, returning for your last year, or somewhere in between, the faculty and staff at Ferris can help you succeed academically, socially, physically and mentally during the 2014-15 academic year. You must be willing to be fully engaged and accountable in creating your own success. We are only one of the many components that make up your support team. We want to help you develop the defined goals, needed action steps, and motivation to maintain a positive outlook throughout your Ferris experience.
We recognize that all of you come from a variety of places and situations and we consider it of prime importance that you are being inclusive, respectful, and actively involved in your own education. We want you to take care of yourself and we want you to look out for your fellow bulldogs. We are living in critical times and want to assist you in weaving a network to assume greater responsibility for your daily decisions, your personal actions, and how these choices may impact those around you, especially as you continue to mature and develop into future leaders.
Working together with your family, mentors and other important people in your life will help us educate and nurture you to be a good citizen, a dynamic student leader, and a marketable professional. It is important to me that you take to heart these suggestions as they will assist you in your progression to graduation. You see, as Dean of Student Life, I firmly believe that you can have fun while becoming the best you can be while also helping to make the campus, community, and the world a better place.
As the weeks and months progress, I hope to get to know many of you by name, and in return, I want you to know that I will always be an advocate for your success. Listed below are my top 12 suggestions to get your year off to a great start.
I’d like to personally thank you for choosing FSU, it’s both a pleasure and an honor to serve as your Dean of Student Life. Our founder, Woodridge N. Ferris once said that, "Education is life. It involves growth, development, and training." Our University will continue to be great when you do great things!
Leroy Wright, Dean of Student Life
To learn more about the Dean of Student Life, click here.
Last updated: 08-18-2014