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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The new academic year opened with Fall Convocation on Aug. 23 with President Erickson revealing the new architectual renderings for the upcoming University Center renovation. <a href="http://bit.ly/2ijJjBY">View video of Convocation program</a>NMU has recently closed the third phase of its strategic planning with its <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/president/strategic-implementation-plan-february-2017">strategic implementation plan</a>. The other two stages were developing NMUPresident 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>