NMU President

Dr. Fritz J Erickson became Northern Michigan University's 15th president on July 1, 2014. A higher education administration veteran, his focus areas of expertise are in education, technology and psychology.

Office of the President

The mission of the President is to serve as the chief executive officer of Northern Michigan University. As such, he is charged with the development of administrative policies, programs and procedures to guide the university.

Event Requests

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President Erickson sent a message to NMU students, faculty and staff regarding the Jan. 27 executive order for an immigration and travel ban for seven nations. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/president/presidents-message-immigrationtravel-ban">Full Message</a>President Erickson discusses transformational change in his second convocation address, given Aug. 16, 2016. Read the <a href=Gov. Rick Snyder selected <a href="http://www.michiganbusiness.org/executive-committee/fritz-erickson">NMU President Fritz Erickson</a> to serve on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Board.NMU has recently created a new <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/president/strategic-plan#overlay-context=node/1">strategic plan</a> and President Erickson has formed the <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/president/strategic-planning-and-advisory-committee">Strategic Planning and Budgeting Advisory Committee</a>. In fall 2016, the campus moves into unit strategic planning.The NMU investiture ceremony for Dr. Erickson took place in February 2015 where Northern