August 24, 2012

A Proven Difference: Professional & Personal Engagement at Northwood University

Northwood University faculty, coaches, and staff system wide are busy implementing their plans for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Faculty met this week to welcome new members of their team, learn the latest about University developments both on campus and system wide, and to receive important updates about the resources and programs we have to offer: everything from faculty development opportunities, the Care Team initiative, and Instructional Technology, to library services and our Study Abroad/Exchange and EXCEL programs.

Northwood coaches and athletic trainers are working with our student-athletes to ensure their health, development, and competitiveness, both on the fields and courts of play and in the classrooms.

The Northwood staff is focused on campus operations including enrollment validation, class scheduling, housing, campus maintenance, and food services. In turn, departments such as admissions and marketing are working on recruitment materials and events, while alumni relations and advancement are organizing a variety of cultivation events for the coming year.

If all that was not enough, today faculty, coaches, and staff system-wide can be found moving boxes, school supplies, and household goods as they personally assist with our new student move-in and the various orientations and social events taking place through Sunday.

All the above highlights our place as a proven leader in higher business education.

Professional and personal engagement is much more than an element or a feature. It is a value-added difference that sets us apart from other business schools, and is one of the reasons students and their parents choose Northwood University. Our hard work and diligence clearly matter, but it is the professionalism and personalism with which we conduct these efforts that matter most.

As we welcome the 2012-2013 academic year and our new and returning students, let’s be certain to cultivate and grow the very thing that makes us unique—with our students and parents, with the public and our community partners, and with one another.

Have a great weekend!


Keith A. Pretty, J.D.
President and CEO
Northwood University
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640