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Vice President for Student Affairs Office

About the Vice President's Office

Student Affairs contributes to the institution's mission of preparing students for leadership and involvement in an increasingly diverse, technologically sophisticated, and complex global society by offering a broad range of programs, activities, professional development and leadership opportunities.

Jeanine Ward-RoofJeanine Ward-Roof

Vice President for Student Affairs
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Jeanine Ward-Roof, Ph.D. began at Ferris in 2014 and has over 30 years of experience in the Student Affairs field.  She is responsible for the leadership, direction, supervision and assessment of the Division of Student Affairs which includes admissions, Birkam health center, Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services, commencement, dean of student life, enrollment services, financial aid, GLBTQ+ Center, Greek life, institutional research and testing, multicultural student services, orientation, personal counseling center, records office/Registrar, student conduct, student employment, Title IX, University Center, university recreation and Veterans’ services.

Jeanine is active in the National Orientation Directors Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Association where she has held many positions and presented and published on a myriad of topics throughout her career.  At Ferris State, she is also Co-Chair of the Ferris United Way Campaign, serves on the President’s Council, is Chair of the FSU Re-Entry Committee, is a member on the Strategic Planning and Resource Committee and the Higher Learning Commission Committee and is one of the Advisors for the FSU Student Government Association.

Ward-Roof earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Ohio University, a master’s in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Clemson University.  Additionally, she has received numerous awards, two of the most notable being the NODA Circle of Excellence in 2019 and the NASPA Foundation Pillar of the Profession in 2015. 

Jeanine has spent her career working with college students and their families and can think of no better way to support student success then creating diverse and inclusive environments where students can explore their values and debate knowledge in a close community setting.

Linda Telfer

Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Student Affairs
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Director of Student Affairs Budget

Phone: (231) 591-3572