The Imagine More Student Life Bus Tour started in the Spring Semester of the 2006-2007 academic year at Ferris State University. Dr. Daniel Burcham, Vice President of Student Affairs at Ferris State University and Matthew C. Chaney, M.Ed., Interim Director the Office of Minority Student Affairs, discussed creating unique initiatives that would assist in creating access and awareness to minority students about college and specifically Ferris State University. From that meeting came the vision by Mr. Chaney to create an initiative that was FSU student-based and FSU student-presented, hence the creation of the Imagine More Student Life Bus Tour.
The Imagine More Student Life Bus Tour grew to
be an initiative undertaken by the Office of Minority Student Affairs
(now Office of Multicultural Student Services). Mr. Chaney and the OMA
staff arranged a plan to canvass Southeastern Michigan schools. OMA
reached out to minority student organizations to participate in the
initiative, and rehearsed with the organizations to create dynamic
presentations aimed at highlighting Ferris State.
During the first year of the initiative, FSU visited the following schools: