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President's Staff - Michelle Rasmussen

Michelle Rasmussen

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Communications Officer, Office of the President

Michelle Rasmussen joined the Executive Division in 2016 and serves as the Communications Officer for the University president. Her responsibilities include meeting the specific, daily communication needs of the president while maintaining a high level of confidentiality, and advancing the message and brand of Ferris State University. She is also responsible for governmental relations activities and serves as the University's State Relations Officer in tandem with the Michigan Association of State Universities.

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in communications, public relations and marketing in higher education, workforce development and non-profit sectors. She received her Master of Business Administration from Ferris and her bachelor’s degree in Health Communication from Grand Valley State University. She currently serves as vice president of the Big Rapids Public Schools Board of Education and serves as secretary on the executive committee for the Mecosta County Development Corporation.

Ferris/Community Involvement and Honors

  • Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2013-2020
  • Salvation Army, Advisory Board Member, 2016-2019
  • Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador Club, 2009-2018
  • Ferris Employee Leadership Development  Program Graduate, 2018
  • Leadership Mecosta Alum of the Year, 2011
  • Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Award, 2010
  • Leadership Mecosta graduate, 2007

Contact Information

1201 S. State Street
CSS 301
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3965
[email protected]