President's Messages

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 […]

At Convocation this past week, we unveiled the theme which we will use to inspire one another, create excitement in our community, and make the most of the Northwood experience. We also showed this video about the Northwood Idea, which I encourage you to share. Convocation is a celebration of new beginnings, and we are […]

This past week I learned, with great sadness, of the loss of longtime Northwood University men’s basketball coach Rollie Massimino. In thinking on his time at Northwood, I reflected on his leadership. For Rollie, leadership meant fostering the talents and savvy within his student athletes that helped to someday make them great leaders in the […]

Welcome back, Northwood students! This weekend our campus will be busy with staff, faculty and families moving students into housing and wandering our campus to get acclimated to the changes we made this summer. We are excited to welcome back our returning students and to introduce Northwood University to the class of 2021, our new […]

Behind the scenes of the transformational changes happening here at Northwood University are the men and women of our Board of Trustees. We are blessed with passionate, successful businesspeople who want to invest their time and energy into our institution. I am proud to work closely with these professionals who put the Northwood Idea into […]

It is officially summer on Northwood’s campus when our Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management students converge for their final capstone project: simulation. This year, 176 students came to Midland for one of the largest simulations we have ever held. Professionals, entrepreneurs, lawyers, military members and recent graduates came together to form teams where they […]

Last week the Northwood community here in Midland experienced a nearly unprecedented rain event which led to flooding throughout the community and affected a few buildings on our campus. The impact of the flood will likely be felt for months, but in large part due to the efforts of Northwood’s people, our university returned to […]