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Molding Our Leaders

We recently celebrated with Interim President of the Michigan Campus and Dean of Students, Dr. Larry Lindsey, a career at Northwood University that spanned 43 years. Larry retired from the Midland campus after making his mark first as a student and athlete, then as an instructor, coach and administrator. Larry left us with an invaluable reminder that the qualities he demonstrated throughout his career – those of integrity, commitment and leadership – apply to everything we do as a university. Our core purpose is to develop leaders, managers and entrepreneurs with the character and skills to drive personal, organizational and societal success. We are purposeful in modeling these behaviors because we see them as essential in molding intelligent, thoughtful and confident men and women who someday will be leaders of our nation and world.

At Northwood, we’re not shy about sharing our belief that political and economic freedoms are essential to unleashing innovation and productivity. We’re passionate about free enterprise and the power of entrepreneurialism to create a healthy, prosperous society. And we know that education is transformational in achieving our Northwood Idea.

These views can seem a bit lofty until they are brought to life by people like Larry Lindsey and the hundreds of other Northwood faculty and staff who touch the lives of our students. There’s no better way to instill in our learners the instrumental character traits of responsibility, leadership, ethics and integrity than to model them every day.

With gratitude, we wish Dr. Lindsey well on his retirement and promise to keep following the example set by him and our Northwood family as we mold our own legacies.

Have a good weekend.


Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203

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