J. Michael Pethick - Director of Purchasing

Mike is responsible for obtaining the optimal value for  materials and services for the University. As Director he must be insured that all acquisitions are acquired according to Board Policy. Michael administers vendor contracts, solicits bids and approves high-dollar purchases. Duties also include the development of policies and procedures in order to assure quality improvement as well as achieve University, department and individual goals.

Mike will be monitoring and processing the procurement of technology products and services, furniture and printing services as well as other commodities.


B.S. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Employed at Ferris Since November, 2008

Contact Information

250 Prakken Building
420 Oak Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3900 (Office)
(231) 591-3902 (Fax)
E-mail Mike

Commodity Responsibilities
Awards Computers
Clothing Copy Machines
Fax Machines Forms
Library Equipment Library Supplies
Marketing Services Medical Equipment
Office Machines Office Supplies
Paper Photographic Equipment
Printers Printing
Promotional Items School Equipment/Supplies
Software Telecommunications
Typewriter Maintenance Typewriters