Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ronald Snead Sr. Earns Historic Appointment To Ferris Board Of Trustees

Ronald E. Snead Sr., who has been actively engaged in the Ferris State University community for more than 40 years, was recently named chair of the Ferris Board of Trustees. As a result, Snead, of Greenville, becomes the first African-American graduate of Ferris and the second African American to chair the board.

Snead, who was elected chair Nov. 5 and presided at his first board meeting on Dec. 17, said, “I am honored to have been selected to chair the Ferris State University Board of Trustees. Ferris has been a part of my life for more than four decades. I will continue to support the university and President David Eisler in all aspects of student achievement and our efforts to be competitive in every aspect of academic excellence.”

He said his priorities as board chair include diversifying faculty and staff, improving student retention and graduation rates, and maintaining strong fiscal management.

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