Northwood University Names Valisa Maki Admissions Advisor for Adult Degree Program

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Maki will work with the ADP throughout the greater Grand Rapids region.
Valisa Maki

Valisa Maki

March 14, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently named Valisa Maki as the admissions advisor to the Adult Degree Program (ADP) in Grand Rapids. As a member of the admissions and recruiting team, Maki will work with the ADP throughout the greater Grand Rapids region. She will work to drive University enrollment and awareness in this vital region of Michigan.

Maki brings to Northwood a wealth of sales, marketing and business development experience in various roles throughout her career. Most notably, she enjoyed great success as group ticket business development manager for the Grand Rapids Griffins. Maki has also worked directly in the launch of several new sales and marketing campaigns throughout the region.

Dr. Matthew Bennett, director of admissions for ADP, states, “Maki possesses the drive, determination and experience necessary to actively engage the marketplace and will be a valuable resource as we seek to grow Northwood’s ADP enrollment channels. Her enthusiasm, combined with her knowledge of the market, will prove beneficial in actively expanding the awareness and engagement of Northwood University throughout western Michigan.”

Maki is originally from Muskegon and currently resides in Grand Rapids.

For more information on Northwood University’s Adult Degree Program in Grand Rapids and other Michigan locations, visit


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.