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Ora Pescovitz

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz named Oakland U's next president

May 4, 2017
Incoming Oakland University president Ora Hirsch Pescovitz sitting on a chair
Oakland University

Oakland University's Board of Trustees has named Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., as its seventh president, beginning July 1. She will succeed George W. Lynd, who is finishing a three-year term, according to the university.

Dr. Pescovitz served as the head of the University of Michigan's Health System from 2009 to 2014. Most recently she has been an executive at Eli Lilly. She has spent much of her professional career at universities as a widely published pediatric endocrinologist and researcher.