Associate Provost's OfficeWilliam Potter

Email Associate Provost William Potter
potterw@ferris.edu

Nina Davis, Administrative Assistant
davisn@ferris.edu

Welcome from the Associate Provost

Welcome to the website for Retention and Student Success, the home for academic support services at Ferris State University. Our purpose is to provide developmental courses, educational counseling, and academic support services that will empower students enrolled at Ferris State University to achieve their educational and career goals.

Our services touch more than 10,000 students each year and many of our programs have been recognized as national models of ways to help students be successful in college. I am delighted to introduce you to staff and to highlight our many services and accomplishments. Please check the links on the left to learn more about us:

Scholarship Opportunities and Awards

Ferris State University is committed to raising funds to provide resources for scholarships and programs that assist our students in reaching their full potential. Scholarships reward students and provide financial support to students in need.

By working with a Ferris State University Advancement Officer, individuals and organizations can define the criteria for a scholarship or fund in such a way that meets the needs of its students. For information on how to apply for a scholarship, please contact Nina Davis at 231-591-2428 or at davisn@ferris.edu.

The following list includes the current scholarships available through our office. More than $6,000 in scholarships were awarded by our office for the 2011-2012 academic year. To be eligible for the following scholarships students must begin their studies in Developmental Programs (CARE, GNST, UNCP, and DIST) and achieve B grades or better for the year they are with us. Click on the links below to see this year's scholarship recipients.


To be eligible for the following scholarship, students must be a Ferris State University Honors student.


Current Campus Initiatives led by Dean Potter