Oakland University prominent alumni are at the pinnacle of their chosen careers or hold positions of influence or high visibility. We have grouped these leaders by industry, including: business and non-profit, government and law, research and academics, health care, media, and arts and entertainment. See what some of our highest achieving alumni are doing now by clicking through the tabs below.

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  • Business and Non-Profit

  • Government and Law
  • Research and Academics
  • Health Care
  • Media
  • Arts and Entertainment
George Corona, SBA ’85
President and Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Services
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Robert Fascetti, SECS ’85
Vice President – Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company
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Bruce Hettle, SECS ’85
Group VP Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company
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Kenneth Janke, SBA ’85
Senior Advisor, AFLAC

Philip Kamp, SBA '81
Valence Health Co-Founder and President of Pediatric Market, Evolent Health
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Bernard Kent, CAS ’71
Chairman, Schechter Investment Advisors
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Dean Massab, SBA ‘89
Executive Vice President, Roush Enterprises
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Mark Mendola, SBA ’86
Vice Chairman and US Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCooper
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David Reuter, CAS ’93
Vice President – Global Communications Operations, Nissan Motor Company
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Bobby Schostak, BGS ‘78
Chief Executive Officer for Resolute Building Intelligence
President and CEO, Templar Baker Group
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Robert Socia, SBA ‘76
President, GM – China (retired)
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Bob Walters, SBA ‘89
President and Chief Operating Officer, Quicken Loans Inc.
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Leo Bowman, CAS ’76
Judge, 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County
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Lee Casey, CAS ’79
Partner, Baker Hostetler Law Firm
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Ruth Johnson, SEHS ’77
Secretary of State, Michigan
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David Baker Lewis, CAS ‘65
Co-Founder/Of Counsel, Lewis & Munday, P. C.
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Peter Lucido, CAS ’83 
State Representative of the 36th District, Michigan State Legislature
Attorney and Counselor at Law
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Michael Michalak, CAS ’68
Regional Managing Director and Senior Vice President, US-ASEAN Business Council
Former Ambassador of the United States to Vietnam
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James Tedder, SBA ’00
State Representative of the 43rd District, Michigan State Legislature
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Dr. Gary Zammit, CAS '79
President and CEO, Clinilabs, Inc.
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Howard Birndorf, CAS ‘71
Co-Founder, Nanogen
Founder, Ligand Pharmaceuticals
Co-Founder, GenProbe
Co-Founder, IDEC Pharmaceuticals
Co-Founder, Hybritech
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Lonnel Coats, CAS ‘86
CEO, President and Member of the Board of Directors, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Dr. Hani Sabbah, CAS '88
Director of Cardiovascular Research, Henry Ford Health System
Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University
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Joanne C. Smith, MD, CAS ‘84
President and CEO, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
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Anthony Tersigni, CAS ’83
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension
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Amy Andrews, CAS ‘02
Co- Anchor Fox 2 News Morning & "Live at 11"
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Joe Davidson, SEHS ’71
Columnist, Washington Post
Co-founder, National Association of Black Journalists
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Hillary Sawchuk, CAS ’09
Founder, A Drink With…
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John Stoll, CAS ’00
Detroit Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal
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Curtis Armstrong, ADA ‘75
Actor
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Regina Carter, CAS ‘85
Jazz Violinist
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Jayne Houdyshell, ADA ‘74
Actor and Tony Award Winner
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Brian Stuard, SBA '05
Professional Golfer
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