Office of the President

Wilson Hall, Suite 4000
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)

Joshua D. Merchant

A headshot of Joshua Merchant.

Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
(248) 370-4287
[email protected]

Chief of Staff
202 Wilson Hall

The chief of staff serves as the senior advisor to the President and is responsible for recommending policies and practices and other matters to the President that promote the excellence and success of the university. He oversees the university’s strategic plan and builds collaborative relationships across the entire OU community to advance the university’s mission, vision and strategic goals. The Chief of Staff also provides leadership and oversight for the Office of the President, University Human Resources, and University Technology Services.