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.

Celebrating 40 years of employee giving

Wright State University’s annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign (CSIC) launches March 12
Faculty, staff and retirees may choose among Wright State’s more than 1,900 scholarships and programs during the annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign “40 Years in the Making.”

Acceptance, belonging and teamwork voiced as Wright State strengths in latest community dialogue

The willingness to work together, the freedom to try new things and a strong sense of acceptance and community were among the strengths of Wright State voiced in the latest community dialogue session...

Emily Schlater Neu


I was a young, single mother determined to beat the odds. Wright State allowed me to have the flexibility I needed to graduate with highest honors and raise my daughter. Now, I work for a Fortune 500 company in marketing and have my M.B.A.

Ginger Keeton


Wright State is home! In 1993, I earned my B.S.E. Upon considering where to obtain my masters, I gravitated back to Wright State in 2000. For my administration license, I came here in 2007. Now, I work with Wright State student teachers in my school to pay it forward!

Walker Allen

Alumnus, Staff

I was hired by Fred White as first registrar when only Allyn Hall existed and was secretary to faculty during development of the bylaws and Faculty Senate. I helped plan and direct first commencement where I received my M.S. in personnel counseling. I also worked with first President Brage Golding.

Janet Harrison Carney


In the early 70s, I took a computer class at Wright State. The final consisted of feeding 150 hand-punched cards into the machine to spell 'GOOD MORNING'. I was convinced this computer thing was an expensive fad.