President's Messages

This past week I learned, with great sadness, of the loss of longtime Northwood University men’s basketball coach Rollie Massimino. In thinking on his time at Northwood, I reflected on his leadership. For Rollie, leadership meant fostering the talents and savvy within his student athletes that helped to someday make them great leaders in the […]

Welcome back, Northwood students! This weekend our campus will be busy with staff, faculty and families moving students into housing and wandering our campus to get acclimated to the changes we made this summer. We are excited to welcome back our returning students and to introduce Northwood University to the class of 2021, our new […]

Behind the scenes of the transformational changes happening here at Northwood University are the men and women of our Board of Trustees. We are blessed with passionate, successful businesspeople who want to invest their time and energy into our institution. I am proud to work closely with these professionals who put the Northwood Idea into […]

It is officially summer on Northwood’s campus when our Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management students converge for their final capstone project: simulation. This year, 176 students came to Midland for one of the largest simulations we have ever held. Professionals, entrepreneurs, lawyers, military members and recent graduates came together to form teams where they […]

Last week the Northwood community here in Midland experienced a nearly unprecedented rain event which led to flooding throughout the community and affected a few buildings on our campus. The impact of the flood will likely be felt for months, but in large part due to the efforts of Northwood’s people, our university returned to […]

Young business minds converged upon campus this week for one of our keystone programs: Learn About Business (LAB) Free-Enterprise Camp. From as far away as California, 65 students traveled to participate in this challenging experiential learning environment. This week they have interacted with Northwood faculty, lived in the residence halls, and made daily use of […]

The Northwood experience carries with it numerous benefits, including the participation in the global, multicultural environment in business right in the classroom. Students from more than 70 countries have attended our institution here in Midland and at our International Program Centers around the world. Yesterday, we celebrated our global presence with the graduation of our […]

Students in Northwood’s DeVos Graduate School MBA program take part in a semester-long project where they serve as consultants to a real-life business. The fieldwork course is a critical part of their experience here at Northwood, requiring them to apply all the knowledge they have acquired along the way as they work with clients to […]

Northwood University’s spring commencement ceremonies last month celebrated the accomplishments of our 2017 graduates and future leaders of a global, free enterprise society. Watch this video for a glimpse at the celebration.   From our programs in Texas, Michigan and beyond we honored 892 students; 340 traditional undergraduates, 178 from the DeVos Graduate School of […]

At Northwood University, freedom is an essential thread in the fabric of our institution. The individual freedoms and responsibility woven into the Northwood Idea and our code of ethics are at the core of our free-enterprise foundation. So, it’s no surprise that a holiday like Memorial Day makes the Northwood community take pause. I encourage […]