International business leader, philanthropist, educator returns to roots to lead Northland College The Northland College Board of Trustees has named an international business leader, philanthropist and educator Marvin J. Suomi, of Los Angeles, California, as its 14th president. He will take office July 1. “Marvin is one of those rare individuals whose achievements grant him… Read More →
The Northland College Board of Trustees announced today that Marvin Suomi has resigned his position as president of the College to focus on health issues. Additionally, the board announced that Dr. Karl Solibakke, previously Northland’s chief operating officer, has been named the 15th president of the College. “The board wholeheartedly supports Marvin’s decision to devote
Northland College welcomed one of the largest classes of students in celebratory fashion. Under blue skies and sunshine, Drummer Stevie Matier led 215 or more new students across Fenenga Bridge to the campus mall. Students each carried a stone embossed with their name in their hand—many gathered during their Outdoor Orientation trips in previous weeks—to
After having lived and worked across the country and the world —and even having been knighted in Finland—Northland College’s new President Marvin Suomi has made his way back home to the Northwoods. “I grew up about fifty, sixty miles from here. I was born and raised in a little town called Wakefield, Michigan, and I… Read More →
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