President's Messages

Christmas is just days away and the holiday season is always especially rewarding for us at Northwood University. Each year at this time, we take pride in another semester of academic excellence and the rewards that come from commitment and hard work. We celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of our graduates during our Winter Commencement. We […]

This weekend we celebrate Winter Commencement and the 280 graduates who will end one phase of their lives and begin another.  This time can be bittersweet for the graduates, and for those of us who have helped educate them over the past few years.  Accepting the diploma is the culmination of a journey of hard […]

…And they have a lot to say on and off the field of play. The Northwood sports teams on our Florida and Midland campuses posted an impressive record of successes during the fall season. The Women’s Golf team in Florida is ranked #1 in the 2014-2015 NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll and […]

The pilgrims who journeyed to the new world had great cause for joy when they landed at Plymouth Rock. They celebrated the first thanksgiving in 1621 with hearts full of gratitude. Could they have imagined their decision to leave their homeland would be the beginnings of the greatest democracy on earth? Northwood University was established […]

In the week before the traditional American Thanksgiving holiday, we at Northwood University have much for which to be thankful. First, we learned Northwood University has been accepted for accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).This recognition represents more than simply an accrediting hoop to jump through or a mere compliance […]

We at Northwood University joined the rest of the nation this past Tuesday, Veteran’s Day, in honoring and recognizing the men and women who have defended our freedoms. When U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower first declared Veteran’s Day a national holiday 70 years ago, he invited us to “solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who […]

This week, we have the privilege to honor seven exceptional women whom we at Northwood consider to be outstanding leaders and role models for our students. Our 2014 inductees for the Northwood University Distinguished Women’s Award are Laurie Cunnington, Tamara Darvish, Patti Hamilton, Donna Niester, Catherine Rodewald, Lynn Stinson and Martha Tiller.

Northwood University has something important in common with almost one million chicken dinners. We learned recently from Restaurant Business Magazine that two of Northwood University Trustees served more guests in their Frankenmuth restaurant last year than any other independently owned diner in the U.S.

We are especially excited about the upcoming week of October 27-31 when we’ll welcome two dozen of the world’s leading economists, entrepreneurs and political philosophers to our Midland campus for our inaugural Freedom Week.

The past weekend brought to mind the lyrics to the Fats Waller jazz favorite because our Midland campus was "really jumping" with activity. In addition to the 60,000+ visitors to the campus for the 51st Annual Northwood University International Auto Show – always a resounding success – we hosted an Admissions Open House Friday that drew more than 850 potential students, and their parents and teachers.