President's Messages

Our Northwood University values really come to life in the field of competition, where our students’ athletic, academic and intellectual acumen face the ultimate test. Student athletes in Michigan and Florida are reaching the end of hard fought seasons. In West Palm Beach, the women’s golf team won the Sun Conference Championship this week, with […]

At Northwood University, you never know who you might run into on our campus. Our 2015 Style Show is this weekend in Midland and the wonderfully talented international supermodel Bianca Golden is here to host the event. Bianca’s artistic flair is the cherry on top of an exciting program, which was planned entirely by our […]

If you had 10 words or fewer to describe a typical college student – what would you say? We’re a university, so we have expertise in many topics, but more than anything else, we know college students. We know what their lives look like. For most of them, their days are full to overflowing with […]

This week some of our Northwood team members attended a seminar about an upcoming ballot issue in Michigan. The session was a good way to share information about a critical topic for the state, and as importantly it served as a good reminder of our civic responsibility to learn about and be involved in matters […]

That has been the charge for area ninth grade students who are part of the Midland County Youth Leadership program, a year-long effort hosted by Northwood.  The program encourages students to “find the leader” in themselves through team building, volunteerism, team decision-making, leadership and goal setting. In the process, they interact with the community, peers, […]

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 […]