SC college notes, July 13

July 13, 2014 

Oakland University names Hynd president

The Oakland University Board of Trustees recently selected George W. Hynd, who formerly served as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for the College of Charleston, as the suburban Detroit school’s next president.

Hynd succeeds University Vice President Betty Youngblood, who has served as interim president for the past year.

“I am very excited and committed to making sure that OU’s story is told in all spheres of influence,” Hynd said in a statement. “I want to make sure our faculty members have the resources to be successful and involve students in their scholarship.”

About 20,000 students attend Oakland. Its campus spans 1,443 acres in the Oakland County cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills.

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