05 May 2017

Oakland University's new president.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education's email Your Daily Briefing


Oakland University might have narrowly avoided a faculty rebellion with its choice of a new president, Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, a pediatric endocrinologist and former chief executive officer of the University of Michigan Health System. A survey conducted by Oakland’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors found intense opposition to the other finalist, Carl T. Camden, chief executive officer of Kelly Services, a temporary-staffing company based in Michigan. More than seven in 10 respondents expressed strong disagreement when asked if Mr. Camden would advance the university’s academic mission. Many expressed bewilderment that he topped a national search, and a few threatened to resign if he was picked. –Peter Schmidt