Celebrating 50 Years

In 1967, when enrollment reached 5,704 students, the Dayton Campus of Miami University and Ohio State University ceased to exist, and the newly independent Wright State University came into being. Join us throughout 2017 as we celebrate our history and look forward to the future.

University's First Female President

Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D., chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology, was introduced to the Wright State University community March 6. Dr. Schrader will officially take office July 1.

We See the Potential in You

The Wright brothers were not pilots. They were dreamers and inventors. Through their persistence they taught the world to fly. Named after these pioneers, we carry on their desire to build, create, and pioneer. What does it mean to be a pioneer? Find out here.

Student Profile

Literacy love

Allison Rives, who is pursuing her master’s degree in literacy from the College of Education and Human Services, instills a love of reading in her elementary school students.
Student Profile

Lucky break

Wright State senior and Air Force veteran Lilia Barberi discovered passion for nursing after basic training injury
After serving as a medic at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Lilia Barberi is preparing for a career in nursing through Wright State's Veteran Bachelor of Science Nursing program option.
Faculty Profile

Accounting principles

Maggie Houston caps teaching career with scholarship designed to help nontraditional female accounting students at Wright State
Even in retirement, long-time accountancy instructor Maggie Houston continues to place the welfare of her students above all else.
Student Profile

Counseling cognition

Wright State’s Ernest Brown Jr. wins prestigious American Psychological Association fellowship
Ernest Brown is not only passionate about social justice, diversity and multiculturalism, but also about ethnic minority communities and forensic psychology.

Wright State will become tobacco free on July 1

Saturday, July 1

Wright State University is committed to becoming a tobacco-free campus.

Summer Orientation 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 8 am to 4 pm
Wright State Student Union

Summer Orientation 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 8 am to 4 pm
Wright State Student Union

Grand slam

Wright State practice room named for alum Marilee King, stickler for making sons hone piano skills on baby grand
Practice room in the Creative Arts Center honors Marilee King, who graduated from Wright State University in 1969 and who instilled a strong work ethic in her three sons.

Making her mark

A Wright State alumna helped the Dayton Red Cross chapter celebrate its 100th anniversary in a large way.

Foundation find

Students in Wright State anthropology course unearth historic settlement structure
During a six-week dig, students in Wright State's Field School in Archaeology uncovered a limestone foundation of a structure occupied by frontier settlers outside of Springfield, Ohio.