|Motto||Seguir virtute e canoscenza (Italian)|
Motto in English
|Seek virtue and knowledge|
|Endowment||$99.4 million (2019)|
|President||Ora Hirsch Pescovitz|
|Students||20,012 (Fall 2016) |
|Undergraduates||16,568 (Fall 2016)|
|Postgraduates||3,444 (Fall 2016) |
|Campus||Suburban; 1,443 acres (584 ha)|
|Colors||Black & Gold|
Oakland University is a public research university in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Michigan.[fn 1] It is the second largest university in the Detroit Metropolitan Area with 20,012 students and it is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity." The university offers 132 bachelor's degree programs and 138 professional graduate certificate, master's degree, and doctoral degree programs, including those offered by the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Oakland University was created in 1957 when the heiress to the Dodge automaker fortune, Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, lumber baron, Alfred Wilson, donated their 1,443-acre (584 ha) estate to Michigan State University, for the formation of Michigan State University-Oakland, later renamed Oakland University. The donation included two million dollars, their contiguous mansions Meadow Brook Hall and Sunset Terrace, which now forms the Oakland University campus, and all associated collections of cultural artifacts. Covering 88,000 square feet (8,200 m2) and with 110 rooms, the Tudor-Revival style Meadow Brook Hall is the fourth largest historic mansion museum in the United States, a National Historic Landmark, and is classified as one of America’s Castles.
Michigan State University–Oakland to Oakland University
Oakland University was created in 1957 when Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, Alfred Wilson, donated their 1,443-acre (5.84 km2) estate to Michigan State University, including Meadow Brook Hall, Sunset Terrace and all the estate's other buildings and collections, along with $2 million. Main campus buildings were completed on Squirrel Road in Pontiac Township (now the city of Auburn Hills). Originally known as Michigan State University–Oakland, the university enrolled its first students in 1959, was renamed Oakland University in 1963, and has been officially independent of Michigan State University since 1970.
Wilson demanded that U.S. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield let the university use a Rochester, Michigan, mailing address (201 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester, Michigan 48309), even though the main campus was in Pontiac Township (now the city of Auburn Hills). After Wilson reminded him that she had contributed to his administration, Summerfield granted her request.
During the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, Oakland University hosted a debate between Republican presidential candidates on November 9, 2011. CNBC televised the debate nationally, and the Michigan Republican Party co-sponsored the debate with CNBC. Eight candidates participated: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum.
On February 12, 2013, the Oakland University Board of Trustees approved a $65 million investment in campus expansion and improvement projects. Completed in the fall of 2014, projects included: construction of a nearly $30 million student housing complex; dramatic enhancement of outdoor recreation and athletic fields; construction of a 1,240-space parking structure, and; construction of new headquarters for facility and grounds maintenance operations. Longtime supporters of the university, Hugh and Nancy Elliott, made a donation to construct the Elliott Tower on the campus. The 151-foot carillon tower was completed in fall 2014 and houses the last bells to be cast by the Royal Bellfoundry Petit & Fritsen of the Netherlands.
Continued growth in the 21st century
For the fall 2013 semester, Oakland University had an enrollment of 20,169 students.[needs update] Oakland University is the 12th largest college or university in Michigan, 8th largest of 4-year universities. (Based on 2012 enrollment of 19,740)
The board appointed George W. Hynd president of the university in July 2014. He replaced Dr. Gary Russi, who retired in August 2013.
University administration controversies
In September 2009, tenured faculty members represented by the Oakland University chapter of the American Association of University Professors went on strike. Issues of contention included the university claiming ownership of professors' copyrights and patents, refusing to allow faculty input into matters of class size and curricula, reduction of health benefits and a three-year salary freeze. The salary freeze was in contrast to university president Gary Russi, who had just received a $100,000 raise. The university's board of trustees maintained that the strike was illegal and filed a lawsuit against the Oakland AAUP. After a week's strike, the faculty and administration came to an agreement on a three-year contract, which was implemented.
|U.S. News & World Report||231-300|
Oakland University offers 132 bachelor's degree programs and 138 graduate programs (professional certificates, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees). The main academic units of the university are the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education and Human Services, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Additionally, Oakland University supports an Honors College and various study abroad programs.
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
In 2007, plans were established to start a medical school on the Oakland University campus in partnership with William Beaumont Hospital, called the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB or OUWBSM) came to fruition. The medical school was founded in 2008 with classes starting in fall of 2011. OUWB is the fourth medical school in the state of Michigan to offer the M.D. degree, received over 3,200 applications for the inaugural class of 50 students. OUWBSM has 225 students as of Fall 2013 and 500 were planned for 2017. The founding dean of the medical school is Robert Folberg, M.D.
Oakland University Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Program
Oakland University School of Business
Oakland University's School of Business Administration (SBA) is accredited by the AACSB-International accreditation in both business and accounting. It also offers Michigan's only Executive MBA program with concentrations in Health Care and IS Leadership. In 2009, the SBA celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Research centers and institutes
As part of its research mission, Oakland University also supports a number of major research centers and institutes, including the Center for Biomedical Research, the Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation, the Fastening and Joining Research Institute, the Human Systems Initiative, and the renowned Eye Research Institute. Furthermore, Oakland University's Smart Zone Business Incubator provides entrepreneurial resources and expertise to support and foster new technology-based and life science businesses.
Some Oakland University Research Centers and Institutes include:
- Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding
- Center for Biomedical Research
- Center for Creative and Collaborative Computing
- Center for Integrated Business Research and Education
- Center for Public Humanities
- Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation
- Eye Research Institute
- Fastening and Joining Research Institute
- Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education
- Nanotech Research & Development Institute
- Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support (OUCARES)
- Pawley Learning Institute
- Product Development and Manufacturing Center
- Public Affairs Research Laboratory
In addition to its location in the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Oakland University maintains an official "hometown" relationship with the nearby but not adjacent city of Rochester, Michigan. University and city officials signed a partnership agreement in 2003 to officially recognize the relationship between Rochester and Oakland University. In 1959, Rochester Village (now city) officials renamed the one-mile-long (1.6 km) Fifth Street in downtown Rochester "University Drive" to showcase Rochester as a "college town". The road is called Walton Boulevard adjacent to the University in Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills. This is often confused with University Drive in Auburn Hills, which originates at Oakland University's main entrance in Auburn Hills, and continues west into downtown Pontiac. In 2005, the Rochester area was ranked 39th in the CNN/Money Magazine list of the Top 100 American cities in which to live.
Oakland University's campus, which encompasses 1,443 acres (5.84 km2), includes trails and biking paths and two nationally ranked golf courses.
The university's land in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills is divided into the Main Campus, Meadow Brook Estate, and two golf courses.
Meadow Brook Theatre, which was founded in 1967, is the largest non-profit professional theater in Michigan, and presents a wide variety of award-winning productions throughout the year. Additionally, the Oakland University Art Gallery, which was formerly known as the Meadow Brook Art Gallery, presents at least six different exhibitions each academic year, in addition to hosting a variety of lectures, performances and symposia.
Kresge Library is the main library of Oakland University. It consists of four floors of study rooms and open-area tables. It also contains the Oakland University Archives, the Historical Abraham Lincoln Collection, the Jane M. Bingham Historical Children's Collection, and a tech center. The library is named after Stanley and Sebastian Kresge who were both present for the library's opening in 1962.
In 2009, an 18-hole disc golf course opened. Grizzly Oaks was co-designed by student Jarrett Schlaff and licensed by the Professional Disc Golf Association.
Oakland University's student union, the Oakland Center, was renovated and expanded in 2018. The Oakland Center houses the offices of student organizations, a large food court with multiple restaurants, the student bookstore, a cafe, a pool hall and gaming center, a Student Technology Center, the campus newspaper The Oakland Post, computer labs, conference rooms, as well as the offices of the university radio station, WXOU (88.3 FM). Oakland University also has its own television station (OU TV) which is broadcast on-campus and to the local community.
The campus has recreational facilities for intramural sports and for Oakland University's 16 NCAA Division I athletic teams, including the lighted Upper Athletic Fields, the indoor Sports Dome, fields for varsity baseball, softball, and soccer, and facilities for basketball, handball, track, and weight training. The campus recreation center houses Oakland University's natatorium, and the Athletics Center O'rena, a 4,000-seat field house, is the home court for Oakland University basketball and volleyball.
Near the center of campus is the Elliot Tower (above). This clock tower was finished in 2014 after many delays to its construction that began toward the end of 1945 just after the end of WWII, making it both the oldest and one of the newest structures simultaneously at Oakland University.
Meadow Brook Estate
This portion of Oakland University consists of the historic Meadow Brook Hall and the land and buildings surrounding it. The hall, which is a 110-room Tudor revival–style mansion completed in 1929 as Oakland University founder Matilda Dodge Wilson's Oakland County estate, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Meadow Brook Hall is the fourth-largest historic house museum in the United States, and houses a vast collection of historically significant art and furniture, including paintings by Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck, Rosa Bonheur, Gilbert Stuart, Joshua Reynolds, John Constable, and Thomas Gainsborough, as well as sculptures by Antoine-Louis Barye, Frederic Remington, Cyrus Edwin Dallin, and Herbert Haseltine. Meadow Brook Hall is frequently utilized as a site for select university functions, including the Meadow Brook Ball, a popular student event. Until 2010, Meadow Brook Hall and its grounds were the site of the annual Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, one of the largest collector car shows in the world.
The Meadow Brook Music Festival is an outdoor entertainment venue with an on-site pavilion which accommodates close to 8,000 people. In addition to being the site of spring-time graduation ceremonies, Meadow Brook Music Festival also hosts comedians and musical acts. Meadow Brook Music Festival is managed by Palace Sports and Entertainment.
Oakland University has two nationally ranked golf courses that make up most of the southern portion of its land. Katke-Cousins sits on 320 acres (130 ha). Some of the course's 18 holes remain from the 9-hole course John Dodge built when he lived at the estate. The other course, opened in 2000, is the R & S Sharf course.
An office plaza in downtown Mount Clemens, in Macomb County, was donated to the university in 2010 by Gebran Anton and Stuart Frankel. It was repurposed and opened for the fall 2011 semester as the Anton/Frankel Center. It offers several undergraduate and graduate programs.
Oakland University Art Gallery, and art collection
The Oakland University Art Gallery is a civic art exhibition venue in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Founded in 1966, it is part of Oakland University and occupies a portion of the University’s Wilson Hall. The gallery’s exhibitions have garnered national and international attention, and have been reviewed in publications including Art in America, Sculpture (magazine) and W Magazine.
The collection has over 1,500 art objects. The gallery collection includes twentieth and twenty-first century paintings and sculptures by artists Richard Artschwager, Fernando Botero, Alex Katz, Malcolm Morley, Carlos Rolón, and Terry Winters.
Former Professor of Art History and Archeology Carl F. Barnes Jr., and Anna M. Barnes donated their collection of over 500 prints in 1999. Collections highlights include the print oeuvre of English print maker and portrait painter Gerald Brockhurst. Other artist highlights from this collection include William Blake, Eugène Delacroix, Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, John Sloan, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
The Tagore Collection was donated by Dr. Abanindranath Tagore in 1989. It contains calligraphy, rubbings, and scrolls. Among the scrolls, include works by Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian, Li Keran, and Qigong, among others.
G. Mennen Williams, the 41st Governor of Michigan, donated his collection in to the gallery in 1968. Williams held the position of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the Kennedy administration and bequeathed objects acquired during his tours of duty. A majority of the objects originate from West Africa in what is now Nigeria, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkino Faso, Ghana and Benin.
Exhibitions and programming
The Oakland University Art Gallery hosts at least five exhibitions per year, in addition to hosting a variety of lectures, performances, and symposium. Although the gallery published catalogues for select exhibitions throughout its history, since 1999 each exhibition has had an accompanying catalogue.
Amongst the exhibitions that have been curated at the Oakland University Art Gallery:
- "Personal Preferences" - Mr. & Mrs. S. Brooks Barron 1967: Oct. 3-Nov. 12.
- "A Point of View" - Richard Baker Brown 1966-1967: Dec. 16-Jan. 28.
- African Art - G. Mennen Williams 1968: Feb. 5-Mar. 3.
- Ted Knerr 1968: Nov. 1-Dec. 7.
- Melanesia: Art of the Black Islands 1969: Feb. 11-Mar. 7.
- John C. Galloway: a retrospective exhibition 1970: Oct. 19-Nov. 29.
- Art of the Decade: 1960-1970 1971: Nov. 14-Dec. 17.
- Chinese Fan Paintings 1972: Feb. 27-Mar. 5.
- Japanese Ink Painting of the Edo Period 1972: Nov. 5-Dec. 3.
- American Realism Post Pop 1973: Feb. 18-Mar. 25.
- Found Industrial Objects: Unintended Art 1973: Oct. 14-Nov. 25.
- Rajastani Temple Hangings 1974: Feb. 9-Mar. 16.
- Prints by Contemporary Artists - Richard Brown Baker 1974: Sept. 29-Oct. 27.
- Minoru Yamasaki: a retrospective 1974: Nov. 17-Dec. 22.
- Art of the Tang Dynasty 1975: Feb. 16-Mar. 16.
- Australian Bark Painting - Dr. Edwin L. Ruhe collection 1975: Oct. 5-31.
- Contemporary Reflections 1975: Nov. 9-Dec. 20.
- Art of Pre-Columbian America 1976: Feb. 15-Mar. 26.
- Through Closed Doors: Western Influence on Japanese Art 1639-1853 1977: Oct. 9-Nov. 13.
- Return of Realism 1978: Oct. 1-Dec. 20.
- America in the 70's as depicted in the Richard Brown Baker collection 1979: Nov. 18-Dec. 16.
- Oceanic Art - Prof. Harry Baber collection 1980: Mar. 16-Apr. 25.
- Meadow Brook Invitational - Part I - Sculpture 1981.
- Meadow Brook Invitational - Part II - Painting 1983: Oct. 2-Dec. 23.
- Master Painters of Haiti - Siri von Reis 1984: Feb. 18-Mar. 31.
- Contemporary Art - S. Brooks Barron collection 1984: Sept. 23-Nov. 4.
- Chinese Art - Private collections from Michigan 1985: Jan. 27-Mar. 3.
- Muscle & Machine Dream: a Portrait of the Motor City 1986: Apr. 5-May 18.
- Detroiters Collect: New Generation 1986: Oct. 5 - Nov. 9.
- Spirit in Clay: Pt.II - Pre-Columbian Art 1987: Mar. 1-Apr. 5.
- Magic in the Mind's Eye 1987: Oct. 4-Nov. 8, Nov. 22-Dec. 27.
- Friends of Meadow Brook 1988: Jan. 17-Feb. 28.
- Japan Yesterday 1988: Mar. 13 - May 15.
- Northern Michigan University Exhibit: African Sculpture 1988: Feb. 1-18.
- Contemporary Art - from collection of Marion & David Handleman 1986: Oct. 2-Nov. 6.
- Photography's Beginnings 1989: Mar. 12-May 14.
- Chinese Art: a Gift of Prof. & Mrs. Amitendranath Tagore 1989: Oct. 15-Nov. 19.
- Friends of Meadow Brook II 1989: Nov. 26-Dec. 20.
- G. Mennen Williams: His Legacy from an African Mission 1990: Feb. 1-Mar. 18.
- Michele Oka Doner at Mid-Career 1990: Apr. 1-May 20.
- A Retrospective: 25 years of Meadow Brook Theatre Stage & Costume Design 1990: Oct. 3-Nov. 11.
- Expressive Visions & Exquisite Images: Two Aspects of Art of the 80's 1991: Oct. 6-Nov. 17.
- Expressive Visions & Exquisite Images: pt. II - Michigan Artists 1992: Jan. 19-Mar. 15.
- Dealers Choice - Meet 20 Metro Detroit Art Gallery Reps. 1992: Oct. 11-Nov. 22.
- Culver's Nature: Selected Works of Animals, Birds and Plants - Charles Culver 1993: Oct. 10-Nov. 21.
- Art of Book Illustration: Selected Works of Arthur Ignatius Keller 1994: Oct. 2-Dec. 9.
- Art of the Indonesian Archipelago - Diane & Paul Haig collection 1995: Feb. 26-Mar. 27.
- Arimatsu Shibori: A Japanese Tradition of Indigo Dyeing 1995: Sept. 30-Nov. 30.
- 17th & 18th Century European Paintings from the Tadeusz Malinski Collection 1996: Dec. 7, 1995-Feb.9.
- Joseph Wesner at Mid Career 1996:Feb. 17-Mar. 31.
- The Trompe L'Oeil Tradition in Contemporary Realism from the Masco and Manoogian Collections 1996: Oct. 5-Nov. 24.
- Encountering the Rare Book 2018: Sept. 6-Oct. 7.
Oakland University Art Gallery is wholly part of Oakland University. Its exhibitions and operations are funded through a variety of university, foundation, and individual contributions.
The gallery is open to the public. There is no general admission fee or special charge for exhibitions.
Oakland University was used as a training camp for the Detroit Lions in 1989.
Oakland University's men's soccer team became the first Oakland team to move past the first round of their sport's respective NCAA tournament in 2007.
Although many of Oakland's students commute from surrounding areas, there are more than 3,000 who live on campus in a variety of residence halls and student apartments. The residence halls include Hillcrest Hall, Oak View Hall, Hamlin Hall, Vandenberg Hall, Hill House, Van Wagoner House, and Fitzgerald House. Residential learning communities on Oakland University's campus include Scholars Tower and the Residential Honors College community. Eight additional buildings make up the George T. Matthews student apartments, and six major Tudor-style buildings house the Ann V. Nicholson student apartments, which were completed in 2002.
Campus life is enhanced by more than 200 registered student organizations, ranging from cultural and religious groups to Greek organizations. Fraternities at Oakland University include Theta Chi, Sigma Pi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Iota Phi Theta. Sororities include Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho. The so-called Cottage District of campus, which consists of homes originally built for workers employed at the old Meadow Brook Estate, now contain fraternity and sorority houses. Additionally, the university owns an adjoining tract of land to the east of the main university campus, which was developed into a neighborhood in which many faculty members currently live.
Arts and entertainment
- Curtis Armstrong – film and TV actor
- Regina Carter – jazz violinist, winner of MacArthur Fellowship
- Robert Englund – film and TV actor (attended)
- David Hasselhoff – actor (attended)
- Jayne Houdyshell – Broadway actress, Tony Award winner
- Hank Jones – jazz pianist and composer (honorary doctorate)
- Karen Newman – singer and actress
- Elizabeth Reaser – film and TV actress (attended)
- Rob Shelby - music producer
- Doris Eaton Travis – dancer and actress (honorary doctorate)
- Deborah Servitto – Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
Government and politics
- Fran Amos – State Representative, Michigan House of Representatives
- Deborah Cherry – Senator, Michigan Senate
- APJ Abdul Kalam – India's 11th President (honorary doctorate)
- David J. Doyle – Michigan politician
- Renee Ellmers – Member of Congress from North Carolina
- Gordon R. England – former Secretary of the Navy (honorary doctorate)
- Ruth Johnson – Michigan politician
- Nancy Lenoil – State Archivist of California
- Carl Levin – U.S. Senator (honorary doctorate)
- Michael W. Michalak – United States Ambassador to Vietnam
- Adolph Mongo – political consultant (attended)
- G. Mennen Williams – former Governor of Michigan (honorary doctorate)
- Gary Yourofsky – animal rights activist
- Daniel Roberts - former FBI Assistant Director
- Howard Birndorf – co-founder, Hybritech
- John G. Denison – CEO of ATA Airlines
- N.R. Narayana Murthy – founder, CEO, and Ex Chairman, Infosys Limited (honorary doctorate)
- Maximiliano Larroquette – designer of Chevrolet Volt
- James E. Schrager – Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
- Janet L. Holmgren (BA, Oakland; PhD, Princeton) – President, Mills College
- James E. Schrager (BA, Oakland; PhD, Chicago) – Professor, Business, University of Chicago
- Richard T. Sullivan (BA, Oakland; PhD, Harvard) – Associate Professor, History, University of Notre Dame
- Steven D. Townsend (BS, Oakland; PhD, Vanderbilt) – Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
- Thomas J. Volgy (BA, Oakland; PhD, Minnesota) – Professor, Political Science, University of Arizona
Sports and media
- Keith Benson – NBA player
- Kay Felder – NBA player
- Andrew Good – former MLB pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers 
- Brian Gregory – men's head basketball coach, Georgia Tech
- Seb Harris – professional footballer for Northampton Town
- Mike Helms – professional basketball player
- Don Kirkwood – former MLB pitcher, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays (attended)
- Rawle Marshall – former NBA player, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers
- Jasna Rather – four-time Olympian, degree in political science
- Tom Stanton – author and journalist
- Brian Stuard – professional golfer
- Jennifer Valoppi – TV journalist
- Kelly Williams – professional basketball player
- Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi – professional radio personality, Lagos, Nigeria
- Kendrick Nunn - NBA Player
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