Sep 18, 2021  
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Information


 

Board of Trustees

Role and Function

Oakland University derives its authority from Article VIII, Section 6, of the 1963 Constitution of the State of Michigan. The university was created under Public Act 1970, No. 35, effective July 1 (MCLA 390.151). The university is governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor to serve eight-year terms. The Board of Trustees is a body corporate constituted as provided by law to exercise its constitutional powers and duties. The Board is charged with the general supervision of the university, including the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution’s funds. The Board elects from its membership a chair and vice chair who may serve up to two years in each position. The Board also appoints the university president as well as the secretary to the board and treasurer.

Tonya Allen, Chair
Robert  L. Schostak, Vice Chair
 
Richard DeVore 
Marianne Fey
Brian Calley
Joseph Jones
Dennis Muchmore
Trina Scott
Melissa Stolicker

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, President, ex officio
Joshua Merchant, General Counsel and Secretary
John W. Beaghan, Treasurer

University Administration

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, President
Britt Rios-Ellis, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Joshua D. Merchant, Chief of Staff
John W. Beaghan, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Rochelle A. Black, Vice President for Government Relations
Glenn McIntosh, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer
Steve Waterfield, Director of Athletics
Michael Westfall, Vice President for University Advancement 
John O. Young, Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Boyd Farnam, Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
David P. Vartanian, Director of Internal Audit

Academic Administration

Britt Rios-Ellis, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Ann Hitt, Associate Provost
C. Michelle Piskulich, Senior Associate Provost
Peggy Cooke, Assistant Vice President
David Stone, Associate Vice President for Research
Kevin Ball, Dean of the School of Health Sciences
Louay M. Chamra, Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science
Elaine K. Carey, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Judy Didion, Dean of the School of Nursing
Duane Mezwa, Dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Graeme Harper, Dean Honors College
Jon Margerum-Leys, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services
Michael A. Mazzeo, Dean of the School of Business Administration
Brandy Randall, Dean of Oakland University Graduate School
Polly Boruff-Jones, Dean of University Libraries
Graduate Council

 2019-2021

Manohar Das, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Meghan Harris, School of Nursing
Ledong Li, School of Education and Human Services
Rajeev Singhal, School of Business Administration
Robert Noiva, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Mohammad Reza-Siadat, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Jennifer Vonk, College of Arts and Sciences
Meir Shillor, College of Arts and Sciences
Julia Smith, School of Education and Human Services
Kristine Thompson, School of Health Sciences

* Brandy Randall, Dean of Oakland University Graduate School
* Claire K. Rammel, Assistant Dean of Oakland University Graduate School
* Shawn Lombardo, Kresge Library
           * ex officio