President's Messages

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 […]

For the last 36 years, Northwood University’s Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Awards have honored American business people for their contributions to this great nation and the world. This year’s honorees are seven individuals whose lives represent the character and values we live by and strive to instill in our Northwood students. They were selected based […]

In a unique merging of business and the arts, Northwood University was proud to sponsor a team of filmmakers, including three 2014 graduates, on a movie-making adventure to showcase their talent. Their event, the 2015 Four Points Film Challenge, is described as a “wild and sleepless weekend” in which teams write, cast, shoot, and edit […]

Northwood University students, faculty and staff are excited to once again spend time in the coming days at the North America International Auto Show (NAIAS). The event runs from January 11 until January 24 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Now in its 28th year as an international event (the first show was hosted in Detroit […]

If you made a New Year’s resolution, you’re like 45% of Americans. Many of us ushered in 2016 with promises of eating less, exercising more or spending less time on bad habits. If you asked our Northwood University students about their resolutions, the responses might be somewhat predictable: Study more. Make good connections. Graduate and […]

When the holiday season comes along, it’s natural to find ourselves reflecting on the past year. Our focus has been on driving Northwood University forward and on our many efforts as we continue to strive to be the best business school based on free enterprise. With facility upgrades; an enhanced academic strategy; new programming; and […]

Commencement is always an exciting time at Northwood University. Tomorrow, 218 students will graduate as part of our Winter Class of 2015. These students began two, four or – in some cases – more years ago working toward their futures and envisioning the promise that comes with completing a degree and imagining a career that […]