Northwood University Partners with Irving Independent School District

(l-r): Weldon Hafley, Irving ISD interim superintendent; Melissa Cavazos, new student coordinator; Darien Moore, director of admissions & enrollment management; and Thelma Cantu, partners in education coordinator.

Northwood University officially became a strategic partner with the Irving Independent School District (ISD) on October 4, 2013, as a part of its high school partnership program. Representatives from the office of admissions and faculty will work with local high schools to provide presentations and information on the Business Canvas model “How to Write a Business Plan” and “Personal Finance,” as well as industry specific programming opportunities.

Titled Irving ISD's "Partners In Education," this partnership provides Northwood University access to schools and direct contact with students and teachers through opportunities within the high schools of Irving ISD.  Northwood is listed as a strategic partner and provided preferential access for classroom presentations and recruitment opportunities.


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 seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, 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 China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.