President's Messages

The word “outstanding” has a simple definition in Webster’s dictionary: exceptionally good. Only under circumstances where the subject has exceeded expectations or defied logic is it used. This weekend, Northwood University uses it to signify the best of the business world at our annual Outstanding Business Leader Awards gala. We will honor the accomplishments of […]

In 2014, Northwood University joined with the Midland Center for the Arts to renovate and share space in the Herbert D. Doan Midland County Historical Center, owned by the Midland Center for the Arts. This partnership created an outstanding fit by connecting the past with the future. Last fall, formal agreements were made to once […]

You could say Robert and Patricia Naegele truly loved Northwood University. This week, their contributions came to mind as I prepared my message. Storied names in Northwood’s history, Naegele’s were instrumental in changing the lives of countless students. When they first welcomed international students into their home here in the Midland community many years ago, […]

Henry Ford once said “coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” This week, I can’t help to think of this quote as Northwood University celebrates the numerous partnerships that help make us successful. This past Tuesday, the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Northwood with the Large Business of […]

Three Northwood University students received news last week of an exciting award borne from a very familiar task: experiential learning. From an ordinary rubber band, these students devised a re-imagined use intended to save energy and created a video pitch to be judged against dozens of competitors. We are proud to announce Northwood’s team were […]

Congratulations, Northwood! Last Saturday, the NCAA recognized Northwood University with 2018 Division II Award of Excellence accolades, an honor we are proud to accept. This prestigious award annually honors a Division II school for its campus and community engagement efforts, and this year recognized our Go M.A.D. Day of service. Throughout his career, Northwood football […]

January in Michigan means one thing for automotive enthusiasts: the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This week industry professionals, universities and associations descended upon the Motor City for the annual show, and our Northwood University students were once again there for the action. In addition to attending the show to see how a […]

Just in time for the return of students this semester, we are excited to launch a slate of new mobile applications just for Northwood University. My Northwood Mobile, is a handy guide for class schedules, the daily menu at the Dow Commons Dining Hall and much more. Students are able to use My Northwood Mobile […]

Happy New Year! Welcome back to all of our faculty and staff. I hope the current frigid temperatures in Midland haven’t dampened your excitement, we have a very busy spring 2018 semester to kick-off soon when students return. The New Year is for many a time to make resolutions for the year ahead. If you’re […]

Northwood University students took their entrepreneurial mindsets to work on a project right here in Midland recently. In partnership with the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and the Whiting family, our students were selected to pitch their best concepts for the business plan, menu and management practices at a new café at Whiting […]