Dr. Keith A. Pretty is president and CEO of Northwood University. Pretty joined Northwood University as president and CEO on October 2, 2006. He came to Northwood from Walsh College where he served as president for seven years. Prior to Walsh, he was vice president for external affairs, general counsel at Western Michigan University and president and CEO of the Western Michigan University Foundation. In the private sector, Pretty held governmental affairs positions with Amoco Corporation and became senior Washington
representative. Former Michigan Governor John Engler appointed Pretty to design a state department of Career Development that matched Michiganâs educational resources to its business needs.
Pretty earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Western Michigan University and a juris doctor degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing.