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President George Hynd speaks to the crowd about his accomplishments at the university and his plans for his last year as president.

President Hynd on final year: Done a lot, still more to do

Sam Schlenner, Sports Editor October 11, 2016

Oakland President George Hynd struck a positive chord at the first president’s report since it was announced that the Board of Trustees will not renew his three-year contract. Hynd will be leaving Oakland...

Key administrator turnover during 2013-14 academic year, recapped

By Ali DeRees April 29, 2014

From retirement of a president to the appointment of a new Chief of Police, Oakland University has had many changes in its leaders in the past academic year.As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close,...

‘The Oakland way’ – A conversation with Interim President Betty Youngblood

By Kaylee Kean March 12, 2014

This month is National Women’s History Month, and in honor of that The Oakland Post sat down for a conversation with Oakland University’s top woman, Interim President Dr. Betty Youngblood, on Friday,...

Search team now includes ‘every constituency’

By Oona Goodin-Smith January 8, 2014

It is no secret that Gary Russi left some big shoes to fill when he retired from his 18-year reign as Oakland University President August 2013. However, at a meeting Dec. 9, the university’s Board of...

Survey results reviewed: is OU welcoming?

Survey results reviewed: is OU welcoming?

By Brian Johnston October 29, 2013

Oakland University and Interim President Betty Youngblood held a town hall meeting Monday, Oct. 28 to discuss the results of the Climate Survey, which gauged diversity on campus among faculty, staff and...

ACLU to OU: Lift gag order on student-athletes

Victoria Craw October 15, 2013

Oakland University has yet to respond to a letter from the Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that indicates OU’s policy of preventing current players from speaking to the...

OU BOT discusses presidential search, power systems and additional space

OU BOT discusses presidential search, power systems and additional space

By Kaylee Kean October 8, 2013

Oakland University’s Board of Trustees met Monday Oct. 7 to discuss the creation of new committees, the installation of a new power system and the request for state funding towards a new building project. New...

Mezzeo will be replacing Mohan Tanniru as Dean of the School of Business Administration

Administration Shake-Up at Oakland

By Kevin Graham August 25, 2013

University administration has changed quite a bit while students were enjoying their summer vacations. While the scandal that led to the resignation of President Gary Russi and resulted in the firing...

Betty Youngblood leads OU in presidential search

By Brian Johnston August 7, 2013

After Gary Russi’s announcement that he’d be stepping down as President of Oakland University, the Board of Trustees appointed Betty Youngblood as the university’s interim president.Youngblood grew...

Not just small change at OU

Not just small change at OU

August 3, 2013

The Board of Trustees (BOT) voted for an increase in tuition of 3.75 percent for undergraduates and 3.74 percent for graduate students.The average tuition for undergraduate students going full time will...

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