For us, diversity isn't a buzzword or a trend. It's a purpose that informs our choices and drives our work every day. At Wright State University, we are committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming campus for all by bringing together resources, cultural centers, and diversity programs to build a more inclusive community. We see our diversity as something that unites us and prepares all of our students for an ever-changing and diverse global workplace.
We are leaders at Wright State. We lead by demonstrating what an inclusive and welcoming environment looks like in our own offices and centers and educate others on how they can become more diverse and inclusive. But we are also connectors. We want to connect our faculty, staff, and students with the resources to support them in their work here at Wright State and empower them to create the diverse and inclusive environment they want to see.
"At Wright State University, our diversity of thought, background, faith, and culture will always be our greatest strength. Know that discrimination of any kind will never be tolerated at Wright State. We are a welcoming and inclusive campus for all people. We cherish the richness that comes to our lives from our diverse beliefs and cultures." —President Cheryl B. Schrader
Chief Diversity Officer: Matthew Boaz, M.P.A.
Matthew L. (Matt) Boaz is the chief diversity officer at Wright State University. Previously, he was the director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. He is a nationally recognized leader in diversity, inclusion, equity, and access with extensive experience in helping underrepresented students, strengthening recruiting efforts, and coordinating Title IX policies at places like Miami University and the University of Cincinnati. As the chief diversity officer, he works to create a maintain a campus culture that supports diversity and inclusion and an environment where every member of the Wright State community feels valued because of their unique identity.
Matt serves as chair of the university diversity advisory committee, is currently a member of the Southwestern Ohio Council of Higher Education Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and has served as the chair of the gender-based harassment and violence prevention committee, as a member of the gender equity committee at Wright State. He also has served as a member of the Association of Title IX Administrators, Southwestern Ohio Council of Higher Education Title IX Committee, the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Association of Workplace Investigators, and the Ohio chapter of the Industry Liaison Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies and interpersonal communication and master’s in public administration, as well as served in the United States Navy.