A top administrator at the College of Charleston is one of three finalists seeking to become the next president of a Michigan school.
George W. Hynd is being interviewed this week for the top post at Oakland University in Rochester, near Detroit. On Wednesday afternoon, he will attend a forum where students, staff and the general public can ask him questions.
The university has said it will select a replacement for its interim president, Betty Youngblood, after the interview process with Hynd and the two other top candidates are completed.
Oakland University has an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, including nearly 17,00 undergraduates. It offers more than 260 degree and certificate programs. It was established in 1957.
Hynd has been the College of Charleston's provost and executive vice president of academic affairs since 2010. He is preparing for the Oakland interview the same week former Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell officially assumed the top job on George Street.
In March, Hynd was identified as one of four finalists vying to become president of the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
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