Peter Provenzano has been named the new Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at Oakland Community College effective September 1.
Provenzano is a Michigan native with more than 20 years of accounting and managerial experience in private and public sectors. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has experience as a chief financial officer, assistant city manager, controller and auditor. Provenzano served as a key member of executive leadership teams and managed budgets up to $640 million. He is an expert in department reorganization to improve efficiency of services and was awarded Crain’s Detroit Business Government CFO of the year in 2012.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Provenzano’s caliber join our leadership team at OCC,” said Chancellor Timothy Meyer. “It’s an exciting time at the college – we are undergoing transformation to meet a changing landscape in our community. Peter is a skilled leader with a deep sense of fiduciary responsibility and innovative ideas for efficiency and solving complex issues.”
He most recently served as finance director for Macomb County, with a population of 850,000 residents, approximately 2,500 county employees and 2,500 retirees. Oakland Community College, celebrating its 50th anniversary, serves over 47,000 students a year and employs 2,200 people across five campuses with a budget of $157 million.
“I am excited to take on this challenge,” Provenzano said. “I have long admired Oakland Community College as a dynamic institution. The educational and training programs at the college have a widespread influence on the county and the region, directly impacting the county’s vitality and economic stability. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this system during such an exciting time as they celebrate 50 years of educational excellence.”
Provenzano graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting. He has a Master of Science degree from Central Michigan University and is a certified public accountant. He lives in Macomb County with his wife, son and daughter and serves on the boards of Chippewa Valley Schools Educational Foundation, the Macomb Health Plan and the Macomb Township Fire Retirement System.