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University Leadership

The Wright State University Board of Trustees exercises general oversight of the university and bears ultimate responsibility for its organization, finances, and governance. The board approves strategic plans, budgets, personnel decisions, and policies. The board appoints the president, to whom it delegates operating responsibilities for the university, and provides ongoing counsel to them.

The president—in collaboration with trustees and members of the university community—sets the university’s strategic direction, serves as its ambassador, and appoints its senior leadership. This includes the provost, the chief academic officer who oversees the educational mission of the university.

Deans

  • Linda Caron, Ph.D., Liberal Arts
  • Kathrin Engisch, Ph.D., Science and Mathematics (interim)
  • LaTrelle D. Jackson, Ph.D., ABPP, Professional Psychology (interim)
  • Joseph E. Keferl, Rh.D., Education and Human Services
  • Dan Krane, Ph.D., Lake Campus (interim)
  • Barry Milligan, Ph.D., Graduate School (interim)
  • Brian D. Rigling, Ph.D., Engineering and Computer Science
  • Thomas L. Traynor, Ph.D., Raj Soin College of Business
  • Deborah Ulrich, Ph.D., R.N., Nursing and Health (interim)
  • Valerie Weber, M.D., Boonshoft School of Medicine

    Administration

    • Bill Bigham, M.P.A., Vice President for Advancement (interim) and Director of Planned Giving
    • Bob Grant, M.B.A., Director of Athletics
    • Jen McCamis, M.B.A., Chief Recruitment and Admissions Officer (interim)
    • Shari Mickey-Boggs, M.B.A., Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
    • Gregory Sample, M.P.A., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    • Chris Taylor, Ph.D., Dean of Students

    Elected Representatives

    • Katie Halberg, Co-Chair of Staff Senate
    • Carly Porter, Co-Chair of Staff Senate
    • Amanda Coffman, Chair of Lake Campus Staff Advisory Council
    • Laura Luehrmann, Ph.D., President of the Faculty
    • Ivan Mallett, President of Student Government