25 episodes

Ferris State University President David L. Eisler speaks with guests about Ferris State University and higher education in Michigan.

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Ferris State University President David L. Eisler speaks with guests about Ferris State University and higher education in Michigan.

    Moving Ferris Forward with Dr. Bill Pink - Incoming 19th President of Ferris State University

    Moving Ferris Forward with Dr. Bill Pink - Incoming 19th President of Ferris State University

    In this episode, President David Eisler speaks with the incoming president of Ferris State University, Dr. Bill Pink. Here they discuss Dr. Pink's transition from Grand Rapids Community College to Ferris, his first impressions of the campus community and furthering the mission and vision of Ferris State University. 

    • 22 min
    An Interview With Ed Clemente, Alumnus and MEDC Senior Advisor for Trends and Development

    An Interview With Ed Clemente, Alumnus and MEDC Senior Advisor for Trends and Development

    In this episode, President David Eisler speaks with alumnus Ed Clemente,  senior advisor for trends and development at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Here they discuss what brought Ed to Ferris and his fascinating career trajectory from family restaurant owner and chamber of commerce director to state representative and now host of the MEDC's Michigan Opportunity podcast, helping to connect Michigan businesses and communities to the MEDC and its services.

    • 20 min
    An Interview With HVACR Industry Leader and Alumnus Dick Shaw

    An Interview With HVACR Industry Leader and Alumnus Dick Shaw

    In this episode, President David Eisler speaks with U.S. Army veteran, alumnus and longtime Ferris champion Dick Shaw. Here they discuss what brought him to Ferris, his passion for the HVACR industry, and his dedication to ensuring students and veterans have access to the opportunity of a Ferris education. In May the University will award him with an Honorary Doctorate in Industry.

    • 22 min
    An Interview with Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist, Sculptor and Alumna Dana King

    An Interview with Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist, Sculptor and Alumna Dana King

    In this episode, President David Eisler speaks with Big Rapids native and alumna Dana King who graduated from Ferris in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. They discuss her time at Ferris, her award-winning 25-year career as a broadcast journalist and her role now as an artist/sculptor. She looks forward to returning to her hometown in May to receive an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Ferris in May. 

    • 24 min
    Moving Ferris Forward With Tim Murphy, Alumnus and Chair of The Ferris Foundation

    Moving Ferris Forward With Tim Murphy, Alumnus and Chair of The Ferris Foundation

    In this episode, President David Eisler speaks with College of Business Criminal Justice alumnus and chair of The Ferris Foundation Tim Murphy. They discuss Tim's experience as a first-generation college student at Ferris, his career trajectory from police officer to deputy director of the FBI, and his upcoming goals as chair of The Ferris Foundation. 

    • 19 min
    Moving Ferris Forward With Patrick Bishop - 2021 Distinguished Teacher of the Year

    Moving Ferris Forward With Patrick Bishop - 2021 Distinguished Teacher of the Year

    In this episode, President David Eisler speaks with Patrick Bishop, professor of Marketing and the 2021 Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Here they talk about Dr. Bishop's career, the real-world marketing and public relations experience he brings to the classroom, and how he helps shape students' lives at Ferris State University.

    • 20 min