Oakland Community College Names New Chancellor

Interim Chancellor Peter Provenzano Accepts Role After Unanimous Board Vote

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Oakland Community College announces the appointment of Peter Provenzano to the position of Chancellor. Provenzano joined Oakland Community College in 2014 as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and a key member of the College’s executive leadership team. Since May 2017, Provenzano has served as the Interim Chancellor.  The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of Provenzano as successor in the position of Chancellor.

“The decision to offer the position to Mr. Provenzano reflects the Board’s confidence both in his proven leadership abilities and his vision for the future,” said Oakland Community College Board Chair John P. McCulloch. “He has been in the forefront of developing a long-range planning process that is responsive to the needs of our students and community.”

With Provenzano’s work as Interim Chancellor, the Board expects a seamless transition and ongoing stability across the College. While his role as Chancellor is already in place, Provenzano’s “interim” status will officially change effective January 1, 2018, given the Board’s vote.

Peter Provenzano Chancellor Headshot“With educational institutions facing significant change, Peter Provenzano brings a track record of leadership and success,” said McCulloch. “His commitment to student success and collaborative partnerships reflects Oakland Community College’s strategic direction and the ongoing vision for excellence and best practices.”

“I’m very impressed with Peter’s vision for the college. He’s not just looking at today or tomorrow, but is looking forward five, 10 and 20 years,” added Trustee Kathleen Bertolini. “He has also surrounded himself with a great team for advice and solving concerns related to any aspect of the college.”

With nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Provenzano is known for his collaborative leadership style and mission driven focus on student success and community benefit. Provenzano earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University and a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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