Peter Provenzano, Jr.
Upon unanimous vote of the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees, Mr. Provenzano was named Chancellor, effective January 1, 2018. He assumed presiding responsibilities for the College as Interim Chancellor in May 2017, including leadership of its key initiatives focused on student success and community need. With nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Mr. Provenzano is known for his collaborative leadership style and mission-driven focus on student success and community benefit.
Mr. Provenzano joined Oakland Community College in 2014 as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and a key member of the College’s executive leadership team. As the College’s chief financial officer, he strived to maintain fiscal integrity during a period of declining revenues and successfully represented the College in select real estate transactions, related legal matters, and financial contract negotiations.
Skilled at managing financial and cultural turnarounds, Mr. Provenzano believes in involving others in decision-making and executing creative methods to improve service efficiency to create a thriving organization. He has managed budgets up to $640 million with 200 accounting entity funds. Identified as a servant leader, Mr. Provenzano was awarded Crain’s Detroit Business Government CFO of the Year in 2012.