Ferris State University is governed by a Board of Trustees which has general supervision of the institution and controls and directs institutional expenditures. Members of the Board serve eight-year, staggered terms as appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the State Senate.
The president of the University is appointed by the Board of Trustees as its principal executive officer and serves at its pleasure. The president is an ex-officio member of the Board without the right to vote.
Board of TrusteesPaul E. Boyer
as of January 1, 2017