President's Messages

Although this weekend serves as the unofficial start to summer for many, Memorial Day means so much more than a backyard get-together. It is about honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our incredible country. I have noted in the past that freedom is first on the list of our code of […]

A couple weeks ago, as our residential students prepared for final exams and the end of the semester loomed, there was—an unexpected—brief reprieve from the stress of it all: pancakes. A simple batter flipped onto a hot griddle, stacked high with a large selection of toppings, helped our students relax and briefly take their minds […]

Northwood University’s students cross the stage this weekend at our spring commencement ceremonies, some turning the page on their educational journeys and others preparing for the next step at graduate school or beyond. Commencement is a celebration of accomplishments as much as it is the celebration of a new chapter. This year, we recognize the […]

The spring semester always flies by fast, and this spring it was no exception. Nevertheless, in addition to classes and engagements, many of our Northwood University students found time to engage with the community and volunteer. A key part of the Northwood philosophy is learning to share our success and to give back. We believe […]

Among our code of ethics is one that was on full display this past week: achievement. I am pleased to dedicate this week’s post to celebrating those among us who use their personal skills to create high achievement, and to applauding the high achievement of others! Congratulations to our Northwood Collegiate DECA team and students […]

As the spring semester comes to a close, our commencement season draws near. Northwood University is pleased to announce three visionary leaders and proven business professionals who will honor our graduates and their families with remarks at our commencements. At the Texas ceremony on May 10th, we welcome EFG Companies’ President and Chief Executive Officer […]

Toyota Motor Sales originally introduced a strategic simulation course in the early 1990’s as a program intended to train the company’s management trainees and dealers. In 1997, in Geislingen, Germany, Northwood University used an adaptation of the course in an international event, which has grown in numbers and fame over the last two decades. Now […]

Spring at Northwood University is sometimes as unpredictable as the Michigan weather in April. However, this year, fashion marketing and management students have managed to put a spotlight on the forecast. Trend forecasting, the theme of this year’s 17th Annual Northwood University Style Show, is an emerging and popular career choice for our fashion business […]

Last Friday, March 23, marked the 59th anniversary of Northwood University’s founding. Established in 1959 and based on the values of individual responsibility, free enterprise and business leadership, the mission then is the same mission that drives Northwood University today: developing the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. The celebration event last week was […]

The word “outstanding” has a simple definition in Webster’s dictionary: exceptionally good. Only under circumstances where the subject has exceeded expectations or defied logic is it used. This weekend, Northwood University uses it to signify the best of the business world at our annual Outstanding Business Leader Awards gala. We will honor the accomplishments of […]