Oakland University President Gary D. Russi announced Monday the appointment of James P. Lentini as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Pending formal approval by the Oakland University Board of Trustees, his tenure will begin on July 8.
The senior vice president for academic affairs and provost is the university's chief academic officer, with responsibilities for academic programs, personnel and resources. The primary duty of the provost is to ensure the quality of education and research at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.
In this position, Lentini will have oversight responsibility for the College of Arts and Sciences; the schools of Education and Human Services, Business Administration, Engineering and Computer Science, Nursing and Health Sciences; and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
"I am very pleased to welcome James Lentini to Oakland University," Russi said. "Lentini has been described as a quick thinker, responsive, good at building bridges and respectful of others."