President David L. Eisler

Dear Students, Parents and Ferris Friends –

Thank you for exploring the many different educational opportunities Ferris State University has to offer.

Since our founding in 1884, we have been committed to innovation, creativity and the high quality outcomes in all our endeavors. These are just a few of the core values we have as our mission. Our vision of a university that best serves its students is one that fosters life-long engagement, leadership, citizenship, and continuing intellectual development. Through our Strategic Planning process (SPARC) , we are putting these ideals into practice.

A Ferris education helps prepare students for a world that is global, connected and diverse. We strive to create an environment that fosters collaboration, cooperation, and understanding in which our students appreciate the cultures, backgrounds and aspirations of others.

Woodbridge N. Ferris founded this school with an initial class of just 15 students, which he taught himself. As the current president of the University, I have the privilege of working with faculty and staff dedicated to our founder’s belief that “education is life.”

Thank you again for your interest.  If I can provide any assistance or answer questions, email me at, or call me at (231) 591-2500.

David L. Eisler