Academic Affairs Office of the Provost
1201 S. State Street
Timme Center, CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The Spathelf Lecture is a collaborative effort between the College of Health Professions, the College of Pharmacy, and the Michigan College of Optometry. The lecture series is an opportunity for students to hear from influential and accomplished professionals in the healthcare field.
Victor F. Spathelf was the 10th president of Ferris, serving from 1952-70. Under Spathelf, Ferris underwent an unprecedented period of growth. He oversaw a carefully developed plan which added academic and residence hall facilities to the campus each year for nearly two decades as student enrollment continued to swell.