Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate 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.

 
Robert L. Schostak, Chair
Joe Jones, Vice Chair

David Kramer 
Stefen J. Welch
Brian Calley
Dennis Muchmore
Trina Scott
Colleen Ochoa Peters

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, President, ex officio
Joshua Merchant, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Boyd Farnam, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Stephen W. Mackey, Treasurer

University Administration

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, President
Britt Rios-Ellis, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Joshua D. Merchant, Chief of Staff
Stephen W. Mackey, 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
David P. Vartanian, Director of Internal Audit
Dawn Aubry, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Academic Administration

Britt Rios-Ellis, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Amy Banes- Berceli, Interim Associate Provost
Kristin Landis-Piwowar, Interim Associate Provost for Quality Assurance and Accreditation
Nivedita Mukherji, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs 
Amy Tully, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success
Joi Cunningham, Assistant Vice President, Academic Human Resources
David Stone, Associate Vice President for Research
Peggy Cooke, Assistant Vice President
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
Christopher Coleman, Dean of the School of Nursing
Duane Mezwa, Dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Graeme Harper, Dean of Honors College
Jon Margerum-Leys, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services
Charles Alan Pierce, Dean of the School of Business Administration
Brandy Randall, Dean of Oakland University Graduate School
Polly Boruff-Jones, Dean of University Libraries
Song Yan, Director of Institutional Research

Graduate Council

 2022-2023

Zissimos Mourelatos, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Ann Hranchook, School of Nursing
Lisa D. Hawley, School of Education and Human Services
Seong Yeon Cho, School of Business Administration
Victoria Lucia, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Daniel Llamocca Obregon, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Joanne Lipson-Freed, College of Arts and Sciences
Meir Shillor, College of Arts and Sciences
V. Thandi Sule, School of Education and Human Services
Darrin Hanna, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Kristine Thompson, School of Health Sciences

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