Jim Bachmeier, who carries over 30 years of experience in higher education, serves as Ferris State University's Vice President for Administration and Finance.
Bachmeier has a strong record of administrative, financial, operational and professional accomplishments and community engagement. He is a certified public accountant with extensive higher education experience at Grand Valley State University and Western Nebraska Community College.
Bachmeier serves as the chief financial officer of the University, as a member of the President’s executive team, and as treasurer of The Ferris Foundation. He oversees Auxiliary Enterprises (including Residential Life and Dining Services), Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Facilities Management (including planning, design and construction), and Public Safety.
Bachmeier is currently serving or has served on numerous boards including the SmartZone Local Development Financing Authority, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Lakeshore Advantage, Disability Network-Lakeshore, Greater Ottawa County United Way, and West Michigan Strategic Alliance.
He has a Master of Business Administration from Chadron State College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Black Hills State University.