Wright State University became an independent institution in 1967 and spent the next 50 years growing into an innovative leader in affordable and accessible education. In 2017, we celebrate the first 50 years and set the course for the next half century.

Wright State staff and faculty honored for excellence

President Cheryl B. Schrader and the campus community recognized award recipients during the University Convocation and Awards Ceremony.

Wright State in the 2000s

Wright State continued to find success in the 2000s through financial growth and more student success.

Sarah Black

Alumna

As the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college, I took my schooling seriously. Wright State gave me the opportunity to prove to myself that I could accomplish my goals. I truly enjoyed my professors and all the doors that having my degree opened!

Charles David James

Alumnus, 1975, 1986

Numerous Wright State faculty helped guide my professional and personal development. In particular, John Fortman when I was an undergraduate and Mike Leffak when I was a graduate student. I’ll always be grateful to them and to the faculty in general for helping me find direction and purpose in life.

Peggy O'Brien Kelly

Alumna, Faculty

Wright State allowed me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and how to do it well. I graduated with a B.S. and master's from Wright State. I now have the opportunity to work with Wright State students to help them be successful in math.

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Natural Hair Event

Monday, September 25, 3 pm to 5 pm
Millet Hall Atrium

Black Men On the Move Bowling Party

Monday, September 25, 10 pm to Tuesday, September 26, 12 am
1238 N. Fairfield Rd

Greek Alumni Reunion

Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Student Union, Discovery Room, Endeavor Room