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Office of the President

Wilson Hall, Room 204
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester , MI 48309-4486
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Office of the President

Wilson Hall, Room 204
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester , MI 48309-4486
(location map)

Office of the President

Welcome to the Office of the President

Ora Hirch Pescovitz

As a diverse, inclusive and open campus community, there are always a range of viewpoints to consider, especially as we strive to be The University of Choice.

In that regard, as 2020 commences, there are two specific areas where your participation and input are needed:

  • The qualities and character of the next Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • The principles that should be a part of the university’s values statement, which will be drafted subsequent to gathering feedback from the university community

Provost values and character

In addition to the open forums held earlier this month, information regarding the search committee members, nomination process and search timeline will be available on a webpage, which will be live in the next week.

I look forward to hearing your views, and know the search committee will find your thoughts invaluable as they consider the profile for our next chief academic officer.

OU Values Statement

In the past two and a half years, we have collectively refined our mission and vision statements. But, our identity as a University is also bound by the values we share.

A values board is now available on the main floor of the Oakland Center. You are invited to contribute to this board either by selecting from words in the list that you feel represent OU’s values or by contributing your own words or thoughts to help us select the defining principles in our values statement.

In the upcoming weeks, members of the values statement committee will reach out to faculty, students and staff to ensure we hear from as many members of the OU community as possible.

Our values must represent all of us. Based on your input, the formal values statement will be drafted and submitted to the Oakland University Board of Trustees for approval in the spring.

Let’s all work together to make sure 2020 is a truly memorable year in the lives of our students and the community.


Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.
President