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.

Alumni Profile

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Wright State alum Sheila Skimmerhorn remembers the university’s beginnings
Sheila Skimmerhorn, the first student to register and complete her degree at what would become Wright State, kept a scrapbook of the university's early days.

Coming home

Wright State University’s 50th anniversary Homecoming Week ended with the annual Chili Cook-Off and a concert by former student and touring musician Clark Manson.

Bruce Cromer

Alumnus, Faculty

A union stage actor, I’ve been in over 160 professional theatre productions since graduation. I met my wife at Wright State; we now have three grown sons from a 35-year marriage. A Wright State theatre professor since 1987, I continue to act in leading roles across the country.

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