Karen S. Thompson
Investment & Grants Officer


Division - Administration and Finance

Department - Investment and Grants Office

Karen Thompson supervises the treasury management functions and maintains banking relationships for the University and Foundation bank accounts. The functions of investment monitoring, accounting and reporting are completed for the University and the Ferris Foundation. Karen serves as the liaison to our outside Investment Consultant.

In the Grant area, Karen supervises grant accounting personnel and provides accounting management and compliance reviews for new grants.

The management reporting and accounting functions for the Ferris Foundation, cash, investments, and expendable restricted accounts fall under her supervision.

Karen has worked on projects such as issuing University bonds, served as interim project manager for Banner implementation, worked on quality improvement intiatives and participated in many university wide projects and activities.

MBA - Finance, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
BBA - Accounting, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Employed at Ferris since:

Contact Information
255B Prakken
420 Oak Street
Big Rapids MI 49307
231.591.2157 (office)
231.591.2975 (fax)