Employee Relations / Human Resource Specialist

Division - Administration and Finance
Department - Human Resources

Prior to Ferris State University Sharon spent 18 years in an enforcement and investigative capacity for the Kent County criminal justice system.  She began her career at FSU in 2007 as a Clerk/Typist for the Physical Plant and in 2008 as the Labor Relations/Equal Opportunity Assistant for the General Counsel’s office.  She joined Human Resources in 2012 as the Employee Relations Specialist/HR Generalist.  Sharon’s duties and responsibilities include providing assistance with employee and labor relations matters, employment, position audits, tuition benefit program, adjunct faculty retirement contributions, employee performance evaluations and improvement plans, new employee orientation, search committee resources, employee on-boarding and training, immigration and HR policies, procedures and processes.

Education: ABT Master’s degree, Criminal Justice Administration, Ferris State University
Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration with minor in Legal Studies, Davenport University
Associate’s degree, Legal Assisting, Ferris State University
Certificate, Human Resource Management, Ferris State University
Certificate, Supervision, Ferris State University
Certificate, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Dispute Resolution Center of Western Michigan 

Employed at Ferris since: 2007

Sharon Hopper Contact Info
420 Oak Street
Prakken 150
Big Rapids MI 49307

231.591-3878 (office)
231.591-2978 (fax)

PRK-150G (Office)
PRK-150 (Campus Mail)
email address: SharonHopper@ferris.edu