President's Messages

This past week Northwood University partner EFG Companies announced an exciting launch: a mobile app named Driver’s Advocate designed to foster consumer loyalty, provide theft protection and inventory management. The app is the culmination of Northwood automotive marketing and management students from 2015 and 2016 who won the EFG F&I Innovator awards. EFG’s F&I Innovator […]

Northwood University’s McNair Center for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise and Entrepreneurship recently completed the sixth version of the annual Economic Competitiveness Study for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The future of our state looks bright, as the report shows Michigan continues its upward climb. The study compares all aspects of Michigan’s economy against the other […]

We have much to be thankful for here at Northwood University! This fall as the holidays kick-off, I want to take a moment to reflect on all of things that I am thankful for: Our incredible students, who embrace the opportunity to come here and learn, improve and make the most of their educational experience. […]

This week was all about entrepreneurship. Anyone who spends a little time at Northwood knows that this word isn’t restricted to being a description of those who own businesses, it’s much more than that. Our students are all entrepreneurial in their own ways, and share the desire to become business leaders who lead beyond the […]

Each year Northwood recognizes the business prowess, philanthropic achievements and community service of exceptional women in business with our Distinguished Women weekend. There may be no better way to celebrate the accomplishments of this 2017 class of Distinguished Women than by coupling the awards weekend with our 2017 Northwood University Go MAD Day of Service. […]

At the mid-point of the fall term we find ourselves very busy! Last week was an exciting one with numerous events planned by our students. On Thursday, fashion marketing and management students hosted Mannequin Night in downtown Midland, a tradition that is nearly 30 years running. Students take to the windows of businesses along Main […]

The Omiquest book selection this semester is a fascinating read about unlikely circumstances, seemingly inevitable failure, and ultimately success. These things may not seem like they’re at all related, but in Irrational Persistence: Seven Secrets That Turned a Bankrupt Startup Into A $231,000,000 Business, these themes and more are present. When he founded Garden Fresh […]

The fall season has been an exciting one for Northwood University student-athletes! In addition to facilities upgrades for soccer, baseball and softball, our teams have been competing at a high level. Just last month, 35 student-athlete team leaders participated in the first ever Northwood Student-Athlete Leadership Retreat. They learned skills to help them better understand […]

The 54th annual North American International Auto Show is upon us! Campus has been busy and buzzing this week as more than 600 students put the finishing touches on their plans to display and promote their vehicles at this year’s event. It’s a showcase of experiential learning. This year’s show features exotic car teams like Ferrari, […]

Greetings from China! This week my travels have taken me halfway around the world to visit our International Program Centers in Wuxi and Changchun. Since 1999 we have had a presence in China, where we were one of the original four educational partnerships in the country. At our International Program Centers and through the presence […]