Counseling Staff
Counselors are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Stop by and see us for your educational, career and disabilities needs. We are always here to help. You may contact us by calling 1-800-4-FERRIS (1-800-433-7747) and ask for ext. 3057, or by calling (231) 591-3057, or through email at To contact a counselor in the ECDS department or a representative from a particular college, see the listings below. The counseling process is designed to teach you how to explore your academic and career options, examine your strengths, and set goals that will carry you throughout your lifetime. Disabilities Services is here to serve and advocate for students with disabilities, empowering them for self-reliance and independence while promoting equal access to educational opportunities and programs. Information, reasonable accommodation(s) and counseling are offered to students through our office in STARR 313.

ECDS Counseling Staff - STARR 313

ECDS Support Staff

Curriculum Resources

If you are already accepted into one of our colleges, your first contact is listed below.

  • David Darrow
    Director, Student Academic Affairs
    231-591-3646 - BIS 607A
    College of Education and Human Services

  • Dr. Sharon George, LPC
    Director of Student Academic Affairs
    231-591-2420 - BUS 200
    College of Business

  • Angie Mishler
    Director of Student Academic Affairs
    (231) 591-2270 - JOH 200
    College of Engineering Technology

  • Tami Wolverton
    Director of Student Academic Affairs
    231-591-2418 - VFS 200C
    College of Health Professions

  • Shelly Vandepanne
    Director of Student Academic Affairs
    231-591-2360 - ASC 1039
    Retention and Student Success

  • Anne Marie Gillespie
    Director of Student Academic Affairs
    231-591-2741 - ASC 3052
    College of Arts and Sciences