Board Chair update on campus visits

Board Chair update on campus visits
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The Presidential Search Committee successfully performed its duties and recommended the names of highly qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees. The full Board will consider these recommendations and invite two candidates to campus for public forums and further interviews.

The dates for those visits are Monday, April 17, and Thursday, April 20, in order to facilitate greater student and faculty participation. The public forums will be from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. The location will be confirmed when each candidate is announced.

The name and curricula vitae of each candidate invited to campus will be published approximately two days in advance of each visit, and in connection with each visit there will be an electronic survey mechanism for further input of the campus community.

The search committee reviewed 61 candidates and found that there were many applicants with distinguished careers who would inspire the respect of the academic community and other stakeholders at Oakland University.  The applicant pool included very diverse individuals in public and private higher education and from a wide variety of positions and backgrounds, including both traditional and less traditional pathways to a university presidency. 

The applicants were from across the country and many had ties to the greater Detroit area or Michigan. Interest in this position has been a testament to the quality and reputation of Oakland University and its growth and future opportunities.

Additional information is available on the Presidential Search website.