Midland-based Northwood University
has renovated a Troy office building into a new campus that will be a hub for metro Detroit. The renovations provided more space, updated technology and programs and planned-for opportunities for business collaborations with students.
Dr. Matthew Bennett, director of admissions for Nothwood University's adult degree program, says enrollment and interest in the Troy and other southeast Michigan campuses and their business programs have steadily increased and the new, updated campus is a response to that.
It is located at 1500 West Big Beaver Road, just down the road from the old campus.
Classes, meeting areas and event space fill 8,000 square feet on the first floor of an office building where the Rehmann Group operates on the second floor.
"There's an openness here, and more opportunities for engagement with students," he says. "It's as high-tech a facility as you can imagine."
The Troy campus will offer several adult degree programs and be a hub for the DeVos School of Management. It will also serve as a regional admission center and offer advising for traditional students.
"The new Troy campus is a response to market demand for business leadership and to our state's need for business leadership," he says. "Northwood's mission is to develop the future leaders of a global free enterprise society. The goal is to be very entrepreneurial, very capitalistic, but student centered."
Classes officially began in mid-January. A grand opening and ribbon cutting is planned for March 21.
Writer: Kim North Shine
Source: Matthew Bennett, spokesperson, Northwood University