The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.
After years of planning and preparation, Western Michigan University this fall will welcome its first class of students at its new medical school.
Tom Haas enters his ninth year as president of Grand Valley State University with a priority of formulating a new five-year vision.
The new strategic plan Ferris State University adopted in May builds off a vision that’s guided the school since 2008.
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.
Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.
There is little debate that the Internet has acted as a disruptive force for a broad range of industries, higher education included.
This year’s local Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) student competition, known as the ACG Cup, has a new twist.
West Michigan’s colleges and universities are adding programs and contests aimed at budding entrepreneurs. From curriculums with an entrepreneurial emphasis to pitch and business plan competitions, the region’s institutes of higher education are building business programs that put academic theory into real-life practice.
Teaching people how to be entrepreneurs is in vogue at business schools these days. Across the country, colleges and universities are scurrying to create entrepreneurship programs as traditional MBA offerings like finance lose some of their luster. But what about teaching people who already are entrepreneurs?
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.
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.
Stuffy is out, fun is in. That general trend in office culture has been taking shape for a couple of decades, but it’s becoming more pronounced as companies struggle to attract young creative talent and inspire their workforce.
Law firms in the Grand Rapids area made modest improvements between 2011 and 2012 in diversifying their ranks amid hope of greater gains to come by collectively focusing on the issue.