Oakland University Announces Move to Begin Winter Semester Online

When Mandatory Vaccines and Mask Mandates are Not Enough In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, most of Oakland University’s Winter 2022 courses, including hybrid and in-person classes, will start in an online only format on Wednesday, January 5. Barring a further need to respond to pandemic conditions, classes will return to their previously scheduled delivery formats on Tuesday, January 18. A small subset of Winter 2022 courses – such as labs, lab-based research, and … [Read more...]

Oakland University offers Test-Optional Admission for the Fall

To help remove barriers to enrollment amid the ongoing public health crisis, Oakland University (OU) will offer test-optional admission for the fall of 2020 and 2021 to students with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. “We feel that offering test-optional admission is the best way we can support students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Shane Lewis, director of Undergraduate Admissions. “We want to be sure we are doing all we can to assist our future … [Read more...]

Oakland University Names Waterfield Director of Athletics

Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D. announced at a news conference today that following a national search, Steven C. Waterfield has been appointed Director of Athletics effective August 9. Waterfield comes to Oakland after serving as Executive Associate Athletic Director for the University of Nebraska. Waterfield replaces Jeff Konya, who served as Director of Athletics from July 2014 to February 2018 when he left for a similar position at Northeastern … [Read more...]

OU Gets New VP for Alumni Relations and Fundraising Efforts

Oakland University (OU) President Selects Westfall as Vice President (VP) for University Advancement Oakland University’s President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz has announced that Michael J. Westfall has been appointed Vice President for University Advancement, effective March 1, pending Board approval. “I am delighted to welcome Michael Westfall to my cabinet to lead fundraising and alumni relations for OU,” said Dr. Pescovitz. “This is an exciting time as Michael joins us to take our … [Read more...]

Oakland University Board of Trustees Selects Ora Hirsch Pescovitz as their Next President

Oakland University Board of Trustees selects 7th president today at a special meeting. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D. will move to Michigan to take the five-year contract position, with a salary of $457,500 annually. The two finalists were Carl Camden, CEO of Kelly Services out of Troy and Ora Hirsch Pescovitz of Eli Lilly, formerly of the University of Michigan Medical School. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson released the following statement today regarding the selection of … [Read more...]