Kia Hunter

Kia Hunter

GEAR UP Coordinator

Kia Hunter is a native from Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Cass Technical High School in 2001. She immediately began her post-secondary studies at Ferris State University. During her undergraduate years, she was involved in a plethora of organizations on campus such as: Hall Council, Student Ambassadors (Charter Member), Delta Sigma Pi Co-ed Professional Business Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Black Greek Council (B.G.C), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P), and Black Leaders Aspiring Critical Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K). In addition, she also worked in the Student Leadership and Activities Office where she oversaw Student Extra-Curricular Transcripts, Torchbearer Awards, and Greek Life. Post graduation, she began working as the TIP Scholar Administrator where she was exposed to administrative responsibilities at FSU.

Ms. Hunter is currently the GEAR UP Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Student Services. Her job is to help students gain access to information about post-secondary undergraduate programs. She does this by frequently visiting the different schools in Ferris State University's cohort. These schools are Baldwin Middle School, Big Rapids Middle School, Bunker Middle School, Morley-Stanwood Middle School, Muskegon Heights Middle School, and Steele Middle School. She, and the students, perform interactive activities and discuss the effects that will help them successfully progress through middle school into high school; as well as make a successful transition into college. She also oversees their college day and summer camp visits.

Kia considers herself a "True Bulldog." She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Human Resource Management in 2007 and her Master of Science in Career and Technical Education with a concentration in Training and Development in 2010. Kia is still extremely involved on campus. She is involved with several committees as well as advise, and co-advise, the organizations she was involved in during her undergraduate studies. Ms. Hunter goals are to help as many students into post-secondary programs and retain the students who are currently there.

Contact Information: (231) 591-5042