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Michael Levens was just named president and CEO of Walsh College in Troy — a position that appears a perfect fit for someone with his resume of top jobs in automotive and technology, who found his calling in academia.  

Born in Flint, Levens was smitten with the auto industry at an early age. His first job was in a co-op program at General Motor’s Warehousing and Distribution Division in Swartz Creek. After graduating from Kettering University he continued with GM in various jobs for 16 years.  He loves educating people — whether about the nuances of cars, technology or business. And he’s good at it.  

Levens is the college’s eighth president. He previously served as its interim provost and professor and academic chair of the marketing department.