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Black and Gold Pride

Leadership Engaged and Determined: OU’s New Provost Shows a Personal Side

In just three months as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Britt Rios-Ellis has already distinguished her tenure. She is highly accessible, engaging, and doggedly determined to lead Academic Affairs and help elevate Oakland University as a preeminent intuition of higher learning with a global reputation for student success, research, community engagement, and diversity.

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Mission Statement

Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

Vision Statement

Oakland University will unlock the potential of individuals and leave a lasting impact on the world through the transformative power of education and research.