President's Messages

Freedom, free enterprise and American democracy are so foundational to the Northwood Idea that for 38 consecutive years, the University has hosted a springtime Freedom Seminar. This multi-day day symposium held on our Midland campus, which begins Thursday, April 14 and runs through Sunday, April 17, is led by distinguished academic and business leaders who […]

At Northwood, we’re big on partnerships. Fifty-seven years ago, together, Dr. Arthur Turner and Dr. Gary Stauffer opened the doors to the first 100 Northwood students, envisioning a new concept in education, the kind of environment where new opportunities and hard work could help develop the world’s future leaders. This spring, we are proud to […]

Four Northwood University students made us exceptionally proud this week when they took home the Western Michigan Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup for undergraduate students. The prestigious ACG Cup is a nationwide case study competition where students present a case to judges who act as the board of directors of a fictitious company. Seniors […]

It is always a special pleasure to highlight the activities of students and faculty as they help address important human service needs in our community. Garden City Junior Laura Rhodes was recently named Student United Way member for the United Way of Midland County Board of Directors. Laura’s motto is the familiar Mahatma Gandhi quote, […]

The values of freedom, respect, integrity, spirituality, honesty, achievement, empathy and responsibility will ring strong in the coming weeks as we celebrate the 28th Values Emphasis Week on the Midland campus of Northwood University. The week of March 21-25 will feature a series of presenters who are well-versed in ethical business practices. These industry leaders […]

As an institute that thrives on the principles of free enterprise and entrepreneurial thinking, it was fitting for us to host the inaugural Family Owned Business Days in February. At least half of all companies in the U.S. are family businesses, according to Harvard Business School. Stats show that these companies – which contribute to […]

This past weekend, Northwood University’s prestigious Hospitality Management students put on the 41st Annual Stafford Dinner in honor of the late Professor William D. Stafford, former chairman of the Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management Department. As a salute to Stafford’s contributions and accomplishments, a team of students channels his energy and spirit into the event, […]

A recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that companies plan to hire 11% more college grads from the Class of 2016 than they did last year. This is excellent news for our Northwood University students, 350 of whom participated Wednesday in our annual Career Expo. The Career Expo is a […]

Over the weekend of January 29-30, 2016, Northwood University bestowed several international business leaders with our Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Award. The seven honorees, through their inspirational careers and contributions to society, live each day modeling the ideals and values Northwood upholds. Among the recipients was Northwood University graduate James Massie, CEO of Georgian International […]

Last night I beamed with great pride as 228 of our student athletes were honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game. The honored students were recognized at the conference, regional and national levels for excellence in academics and athletics. These students were justly celebrated by their peers, faculty and staff gathered in Riepma Arena.  My second point of […]