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There is little debate that the Internet has acted as a disruptive force for a broad range of industries, higher education included.

Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.

Even as more business professionals in West Michigan continue to pursue MBAs and other advanced degrees, universities in the region have yet to experience drastic swings in enrollment.

The new strategic plan Ferris State University adopted in May builds off a vision that’s guided the school since 2008.

GVSU President Tom Haas

Written by | Sunday, 08 June 2014 22:00 |

Tom Haas enters his ninth year as president of Grand Valley State University with a priority of formulating a new five-year vision.

Q&A: WMU President John Dunn

Written by | Sunday, 08 June 2014 22:00 |

After years of planning and preparation, Western Michigan University this fall will welcome its first class of students at its new medical school.

The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.

This year’s local Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) student competition, known as the ACG Cup, has a new twist.

Incentives offered by four West Michigan colleges are helping make a college degree more of a reality for students attending Westwood Middle School and Harrison Park School.

Customization is entering a new arena in higher education.

Q&A: Carlos Sanchez, Ferris State University

Written by | Sunday, 21 July 2013 22:00 |

That the West Michigan business community wants to hire and interact more with the Latino community is a sentiment Carlos Sanchez got used to hearing, having served as the director of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for four years.

Varnum overhauls management structure

Written by | Sunday, 09 December 2012 23:57 |

A new management structure at Varnum LLP that begins with the new year is designed to streamline the law firm’s administration in a post-recession world.

Sometimes all a person needs is a second chance, and that’s exactly what Hope Network is trying to give to men who are nearing release from the Kent County Jail.

In an ever-tightening race for talent, businesses that learn how to manage through on-the-job problems can have a leg up on the competition.

Given the intense national competition for talent, employers can ill afford to ignore any pool of potential employees, no matter the challenges they may bring to organizations.

Rather than send workers from West Michigan to the east side of the state or to out-of-state training centers, one local program aims to offer those opportunities closer to home.

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