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Oakland University announces Leadership in Fundraising and Community Engagement

Friday, July 22, 2011
Oakland University announces Leadership in Fundraising and Community Engagement

     Eric Barritt
Eric Barritt has joined Oakland University as vice president for Community Engagement to lead fundraising and community outreach efforts.  Eric brings with him a wealth of experience in former philanthropic leadership positions in health care and higher education. Eric’s addition will advance Oakland’s efforts to broaden OU’s impact in the region and to make a difference for our constituents and the state of Michigan.

Most recently, Eric served as corporate vice president of Development and Campaigns for the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) from 2006 to this year. Prior to his time at the DMC, Eric held director of development and major and planned giving assignments for the University of Michigan during the Michigan Difference $2.5 billion campaign. His tenure at U of M included roles as director of development for the School of Kinesiology; regional director of major gifts for the College of Literature, Science and the Arts; and director of development for the Life Sciences Institute. Eric has also held development positions with Oakwood Healthcare System and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and a graduate certificate in non-profit management — all from the University of Michigan.