CEDAR HILL—This week Northwood University opened the doors of its new Cedar Hill facility. The new facility, located at 207 North Cannady Drive in Cedar Hill, Texas, will be the new central location for Northwood University’s faculty, staff and academic programs. The facility was previously utilized as a extension campus for Cedar Valley Community College.
“Northwood University has a long history in Cedar Hill, and we are continually looking to meet the needs of our students in the region,” said Keith Pretty, Northwood President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are fortunate to take advantage of an available dedicated educational facility in this vibrant community, and believe it will support our business programs long into the future.”
Northwood University is a specialty business university serving adult students in Cedar Hill through undergraduate education in the Adult Degree Program, and through graduate education at the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management.
Northwood also has a program center at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth to serve area students as well as military members and their families.
Classes began in late August at the Cedar Hill or Fort Worth campuses in the evening and online.
Texas Market Restructuring
In 2014 university officials announced the restructuring of Texas campuses, in particular the Cedar Hill campus. Undergraduate residential operations were closed, while the adult degree program (ADP) and DeVos Graduate School of Management programs were expanded.
“Since 1966, Northwood University – Texas has offered an excellent business education experience,” said Keith Pretty, President and CEO, Northwood University. “In order to get ahead of the hyper-competitive higher education market, we are restructuring our Texas operations, and realigning and optimizing resources to achieve the right mix of traditional and non-traditional learning models, for Northwood University to continue our success well into the future.”
Administrators continue to tout that these significant actions were set to ensure its Texas operations’ ongoing relevance, vitality, and financial strength to provide students with a world-class business education.
“We are working hard to maintain the ability of our current and future students to successfully achieve their education goals within the Northwood University system.” said former Texas Campus President, Kevin Fegan.
In March Navarro College Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Kevin Fegan as the college’s eighth district president.
Undergraduate students that were enrolled in the traditional residential, four-year degree programs at the Cedar Hill, Texas campus were offered to option to complete their bachelor’s degrees: either through the schools’ ADP centers or enroll at one of Northwood’s other residential campuses.
“This necessary restructuring of our Texas Operations enables Northwood University to leverage our strengths, increase our ability to deliver a high quality education, and to better focus on achieving our vision and mission. The decisions we are making now reflect the rapidly changing higher education environment and are designed to position us to best serve the university and our students’ long term interests in the Northwood Idea of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and excellence in business,” stated Pretty.