President's Messages

Tomorrow night marks one of the most exciting events of the year for our university – the Northwood University Annual Stafford Memorial Dinner. For 42 years, this event has been the hallmark of our Hospitality Management program. The scholarship dinner is held in memory of William D. Stafford, the first Chairman of the Hotel, Restaurant […]

Not all forms of excellence can be measured numerically, but recently Northwood University has been recognized with some impressive statistics. At the 2017 DECA State Competition, 30 Northwood students proudly represented our University and brought home honors. Twenty of our students were recognized as finalists, and eight qualified for the DECA National Championships in April. […]

Yesterday, the group of Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU), of which Northwood is a member, released a report on the economic footprint of the 25 independent schools in our state. The numbers were impressive, showing how the state’s private, not-for-profit schools generate $3.3 billion in economic impact annually. Further, MICU notes a national 2015 […]

For the last five years, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Northwood University for an exhaustive study into all aspects of Michigan’s economy. The Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study, completed this year through Northwood’s McNair Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, has placed Michigan’s economy 25th among the 50 states in […]

The automotive industry was a popular topic once again this past week as President Trump met with the leadership of the top domestic automotive companies. These leaders have made efforts to show they are dedicated to the talent and workforce in our country and, in many cases, right here in Michigan. Northwood University is an […]

This week was a busy one, packed with events celebrating diversity. From our Martin Luther King Celebration Luncheon Monday to Soup and Substance, an opportunity to hear from speaker Greg Pollack on “Breaking Down Barriers in the Workplace”, and the wheelchair basketball tournament benefitting Special Olympics in Midland County, this week was about celebrating the […]

Welcome back, Timberwolves, to a new year and a new semester. This week not only kicked off a new semester of classes, but it also served to launch the preview of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Northwood University has been a partner to the show for many years, and this year […]

This time of year, most gifts come wrapped and wearing a bow. Here at Northwood, gifts take many forms. Tomorrow we will recognize the accomplishments of 257 undergraduate, adult degree program and graduate students who have realized their educational aspirations and start new journeys in each of their careers. For these students, the gifts of […]

This time of year is one of the busiest as the holidays get nearer, friends and families gather, and finals sneak up on college students. There are many Northwood University students who experience this type of “busy” year-round, however. The students within our Adult Degree Program admirably balance work, family responsibilities and their educational endeavors […]

This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Detroit Economic Club, which, since 1934, has served as a platform for discussion of important issues from here in Michigan and across the nation. The meeting this week was no different, as Northwood University, Walsh College and Lawrence Technological University took the stage to explore […]