OU.PRESIDENT.RUSSI

Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Papers of President Gary Russi
ID
OU.PRESIDENT.RUSSI
Date
1995-2013
Extent
7.0 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Item, folder title, box no., Papers of President Gary Russi, Oakland University Archives

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Biographical note

Gary Russi served as vice-president for academic affairs and provost of Oakland University from 1993 to 1995 and was appointed interim president in 1995 when President Packard resigned. In 1996 his appointment was made permanent. He would remain president until 2013 - the longest serving president in the history of Oakland University. Under his leadership, Oakland University grew significantly. Many new buildings were erected (a new Science and Engineering building, a students recreation and athletics center, Elliott Hall of Business, and Pawley Hall among others) and 65 new academic programs created. A strategic plan for 1995-2005 was adopted, helping the university capitalize on the growth of the student body and defining its institutional priorities. In 2005, President Russi led the university's first comprehensive campaign which exceeded its goal of raising 110 million dollars by 2009. It was also during his tenure that Oakland adopted a new mascot, the Grizzly, and moved to NCAA Division I competition.

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Scope and Contents note

The Papers of President Gary Russi cover the entire period of his presidency between 1995 and 2013 as well as some earlier materials. The administrative files series contains memos, reports, correspondence, and budget materials documenting the work of President Russi's office. The press files series includes articles by and about Russi, and the speeches series is an extensive collection of the President's speeches and remarks. The events series contains both outreach and administrative materials, for events such as administrative retreats, leadership briefings, and fundraising,

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use note

The Papers of President Gary Russi are closed for 20 years from the date of their creation. After 20 years materials are open for research, except for certain records restricted by statute or university policy.

Copyright

Copyright held by Oakland University. The collection includes occasional materials produced by outside parties. Copyright to these items may be held by the original creators.

Processing

Processed by Shirley Paquette, November 2017.

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Collection Inventory

Administrative 

Box
1

Annual Report - Learning Works - 1995 

Budget - 1993/1994 - 1994/1995 

Budget - 2002-2009 

Scope and Contents note

Includes general fund budget reports.

Faculty - corresp. 1999-2009 

Michigan House of Representatives - Higher Ed. Appropriations - Presented by Gary Russi March 10, 1999 

Organizational Chart - 2002 

Presidential Search - 1995 

Reports - misc. subjects 1995 

Memos & corresp. - outgoing campus 1995-2013   23 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes outgoing memos to campus community and miscellaneous University members.

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Press Files -Clips 

Box
1

Editorials authored by Gary Russi 2009-2013 

Misc. articles 1997-2013 

Clips - 2001-2004   18 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes compilation of articles and reports for "Vision 2010" campaign.

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Events - Projects 

Box
2

Ethnic Diversity Program 1998 

President's Public Relations Council 1999   7 folders.

Affirmative Action Updates - Report to BOT Feb. 4, 1999   2 folders.

President's Retreat Dec. 10, 1999 

President's Planning Retreat 2000   3 folders.

Task Force Reports 2000-2001? 

Leadership Briefings 2008   2 folders.

Five Year Capital Outlay Plans 2008-2010   3 folders.

Professional Accreditation Reports 2008 

New Program Review - Writing & Rhetoric 2008 

Re-employment, Promotion and Tenure Criteria - Academic Departments 2005   2 folders.

Strategic Planning - 2010 

President's Retreat - 2011 

Strategic Risk Assessment at O.U. 2012 

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Speeches 

Scope and Contents note

Detailed title lists accompany each year. Some years include power point presentations.

Power Point Presentations 1995-1998   9 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes detailed list of titles.

Box
2

1995-1996   5 folders.

3

1997   3 folders.

3

1998   3 folders.

3

1999   6 folders.

3

2000   9 folders.

3-4

2001   8 folders.

4

2002   8 folders.

4

2003   9 folders.

4-5

2004   10 folders.

5

2005   6 folders.

5

2006   8 folders.

5

2007   6 folders.

6

2008   11 folders.

6

2009   8 folders.

6

2010   13 folders.

6-7

2011   17 folders.

7

2012   6 folders.

7

2013   5 folders.

7

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