President's Messages

We had exciting news this week with the announcement that we are embarking on a major system-wide restructuring initiative, “Moving Northwood Forward.” This effort involves our West Palm Beach campus becoming Keiser University’s first residential campus and transitioning Northwood University to a single-campus model at our Midland location. The announcement also came with exciting news […]

The late Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is quoted as saying “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” His comments really resonate with us at Northwood University. The notion that we are changed forever by our experiences is both refreshing and liberating. It’s […]

Even though the calendar says it’s almost spring, it certainly hasn’t seemed that way in the last few weeks, particularly on our Michigan and Texas campuses, and even on our Florida campus.  The bitter cold, snow and ice have reminded us Mother Nature is still in control of the weather! One of the first indicators […]

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?'” This challenge, posed by Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr., is one we return to often at Northwood as we consider our role within our local cities and towns. Northwood stands at what we call “the connection of campus and community.” Our campuses […]

I just finished an interview with a major radio station in the Detroit metro area during which I talked about our students’ engagement and experiential learning opportunities. Interviews like these are not difficult for me to do as our students are so engaged in activities such as the Stafford Dinner on our Michigan campus and […]

This past weekend we celebrated with six women and men their induction into a group of more than 300 Northwood University Outstanding Business Leaders (OBL). We reserve the honor of OBL for individuals who have achieved remarkable professional and personal success. While much of the attention during our OBL events centers on the honorees and […]

Every year for the last 35 years, Northwood University has honored leaders whom we consider to be exceptional examples of personal and professional success. These impressive individuals are part of our Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards program, and this weekend we will induct six men and women into the Class of 2015. The inductees’ stories […]

It’s been said that experience is the best teacher. We take those words to heart at Northwood University, where we weave experiential learning opportunities into every major and program of study. We can look to our Automotive Marketing and Management, Aftermarket Management, and the Motor Vehicle Aftermarket Executive Master of Business Administration programs for perfect […]

There’s something about automobiles that gets us excited here at Northwood University. So excited, in fact, that we can feel the energy of Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) all the way to Midland, 128 miles north of Cobo Hall, site of the NAIAS. Could it be the sleek new cars, the stunning luxury […]

We recently celebrated with Interim President of the Michigan Campus and Dean of Students, Dr. Larry Lindsey, a career at Northwood University that spanned 43 years. Larry retired from the Midland campus after making his mark first as a student and athlete, then as an instructor, coach and administrator.