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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Oakland University board of trustees

Thursday, December 10, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Robert Schostak, of Bloomfield Hills, to the Oakland University Board of Trustees. 

The eight-member board provides general oversight of the university, including control and direction of all institution expenditures.

"Bobby has years of executive leadership experience and is well prepared to help lead Oakland University and prepare its graduates for the 21st century workforce," Snyder said.

Schostak started the Templar Baker Group, LLC, a multi-disciplined consulting firm in 2015. Schostak has been active in the commercial real estate business since 1976, and is the co-chief executive officer of Schostak Brothers & Co. The company owns more than 150 restaurants under a partnership known as Team Schostak Family Restaurants made up of Applebee’s, Del Taco, MOD Pizza, and Olga’s Kitchen. Schostak served as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and currently serves on the American Heart Association Board, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Board of Governors, and the Detroit Board of Realtors. Schostak earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and communications from Oakland University. He replaces Scott G. Kunselman, who resigned.

Schostak will serve the remainder of an eight-year term to expire Aug. 11, 2020. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.