President's Messages

This week Northwood University hosted an impressive lineup of speakers, mentors, advocates and alumni. We cherish this opportunity to annually honor the values of freedom, respect, integrity, spirituality, honesty, achievement, empathy and responsibility. On Monday, Don Watkins, co-author of this semester’s Omniquest selection Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, shared his thoughts […]

Last month, Northwood University alumni and friends gathered to review three business presentations submitted by 19 of our school’s student organizations and departments. The initiative, Alumni Project 100, puts the decision of which group will be funded in the hands of the donors. Each semester for the next three years, Project 100 will ensure one […]

This spring’s Omniquest selection is Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, by Don Watkins and Yaron Brook. This book has hopefully provoked some interesting conversations in our classrooms, and more will continue. The study of rising income inequality is a hot topic in the media and beyond right now. This book asserts […]

This weekend, we celebrate the Northwood University Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards. The OBL awards recognize leaders who exemplify business, community and personal success, and serve as an opportunity for our students to engage with professionals who embrace the unique philosophy of our institution. This year, the seven honorees are pillars of the business community […]

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 […]