Northwood Barbara Christensen Elected President of NACW

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She will now be serving on the national board.
Barbara Christensen

Barbara Christensen

January 18, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Barbara Christensen has been elected president of the National Association of Career Women (NACW). She is a member of the Saginaw Chapter of the NACW and will now be serving on the association’s national board. The NACW’s mission is to create an enriching environment for career women to share, grow and build professional and personal relationships to enable them to reach their full potential.

Currently Christensen is a regional director for the Adult Degree Program and DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University. She is responsible for overseeing the operations for Northwood’s centers in Alpena, Bay City, at Delta College, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland, Saginaw and online.

Christensen earned both her B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Northwood University.  She and her husband, Donald, and family reside in Saginaw.


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.