Gretchen N. Ochs
Gretchen N. Ochs

Secretary 2
Retention & Student Success Student Services
Student Academic Affairs
Phone: (231) 591-3716
Email: [email protected]


  • MSA, Central Michigan University, Public Administration
  • BS, Ferris State University, Marketing, Data Analysis


Gretchen is a Secretary II for R&SS Student Services. She works closely with R&SS advisors, FSUS instructors, and the Director of Student Academic Affairs. Gretchen loves interacting with students and helping them find their way around campus, answering any questions they may have, and anything else to make their college experience more positive. Her graduate research focused on retention of conditionally-admitted students and found students are more likely to be retained if they have someone to interact with, whether its staff, faculty, or an administrator. Gretchen has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing/Data Analytics minor from Ferris State University as well as a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a "full-blooded Bulldog" with both parents being alumni and her mother being a professor of dental hygiene at Ferris for 30 years. In addition to her full-time job at Ferris, Gretchen has also been involved in her local government for almost ten years and has served in many positions. She is currently serving her second term as Township Trustee and is a consultant for other government bodies as needed. She also has Master Planner certificate through Michigan State University.