The Oakland University Board of Trustees selected Ora Hirsch Pescovitz as the school's seventh president today.
The school, located in Rochester, announced in September 2016 that it would not renew the contract with its current president, George Hynd. Hynd served in the leadership role for three years.
Over the past few months, the board conducted a national search for its next president.
According to Oakland University, Pescovitz is a pediatric endocrinologist and researcher. She was also an executive with Eli Lilly and a leader in the University of Michigan Health System.