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Oakland University welcomes George W. Hynd

Hynd joins Oakland University as its sixth president, succeeding Betty J. Youngblood, who had served as interim president since July 2013.

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George W. Hynd was appointed as Oakland University's sixth president at the July 9, 2014, special board of trustees meeting. 
Hynd's appointment as OU president comes as the University continues to reach new heights in student population, academics and capital enhancements. Hynd looks forward to telling Oakland University's story, both locally and in Lansing.

With more than 40 years of educational experience, Hynd's career includes a number of other leadership roles at nationally-recognized universities. Most recently, Dr. Hynd served as provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs for the College of Charleston (South Carolina).  Read more about Hynd's many accomplishments, career, and education.