OCC Names Interim President to Highland Lakes Campus


BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Cynthia Roman, dean of Oakland Community College’s division of Nursing and Health Professions, has been named interim president of the Highland Lakes Campus by OCC Chancellor Tim Meyer.

Roman’s appointment, which takes immediate effect, follows the departure from Highland Lakes of Gordon May to assume the full-time presidency of the Auburn Hills Campus. Filling in for Roman as interim dean of  nursing will be Associate Dean Lori Przymusinski.

“Roman is a talented health care professional and a highly capable administrator,” Meyer said.

Roman, of Milford, received both her Ph.D. in higher education and her master’s in nursing from Wayne State University. She earned her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Mercy College in Detroit, and holds registered nurse licenses in Michigan and Arizona. She is also certified by the National League for Nursing as a nurse educator.

Before coming to OCC, Roman was dean of Health Sciences and director of nursing at Monroe County Community College. Earlier, she had been Oakland Community College’s director of nursing and health professions.  Before that she was nursing program coordinator and a member of the nursing faculty at Henry Ford Community College She has also served as a consultant to the University of Michigan-Flint, and as an advisory committee member for Lourdes College and the Grosse Ile School District.

She is a member of the Michigan League for Nursing, National League for Nursing and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.