Karen Royster-James
Karen Royster-James

Supervisor, ASC & SLA
Academic Support Center and Structured Learning Assistance
Phone: (231) 591-3543
Email: [email protected]


  • Other, MS.Ed, Chicago State University, Education, Guidance and Counseling, Psychology
  • Other, MSEP Scholarship Award, The University of Chicago
  • BA, Chicago State University, Psychology

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Scholarship Award, MSEP Scholarship Award, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States


Karen Royster-James is the Supervisor of the Academic Support Center and Structured Learning Assistance for Ferris State University. She has more than 19 years of higher education leadership experience. Throughout her career, Karen has led initiatives in strategic planning, change processes, coaching, academic and student support, staff and faculty development, classroom observations, retention, and program management. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Karen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Education from Chicago State University.