Office of the President

President David R. Hopkins

photo of president david r hopkinsWelcome to Wright State University. For more than 40 years, we have been transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve by providing a high-quality, affordable education.

With nearly 20,000 students from all 50 states and 64 countries, Wright State offers an inclusive, diverse learning community to prepare students to succeed in today's global economy. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a driving force behind all of our strategic initiatives. For example, we were the first university in the country to open a dog park for the service dogs of our students with disabilities, and our underground tunnel system offers safe passage for all students during inclement weather.

Our Ohio Centers of Excellence, coupled with the ongoing success of the Wright State Research Institute, are transforming the Dayton and West Central Ohio regions. Current and future collaborations with business, industry, and government will stimulate our economy by creating high-paying jobs. Our world-class faculty and staff mentor students, preparing them for the workforce of tomorrow.

Just as our namesakes—the Wright brothers—took the first flight and changed the world, Wright State is helping the Dayton region forge a glorious future as one of the world's centers of innovation.

I invite you to see firsthand the many exciting projects currently under way at Wright State University. Whether you are a prospective student, a potential partner for a future collaboration, or one of our many alumni, you are always welcome on our campus.