Presidential Search

The Board of Trustees has begun a search for the seventh president of Wright State University and encourages expressions of interest for this leadership opportunity. The search begins following nine years of service by Dr. David R. Hopkins, who has announced his resignation effective June 30th, 2017. The university will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The next president has the opportunity to lead Wright State to new levels of institutional achievement and distinction by building on existing strengths and implementing a leadership agenda that will set the course for the next 50 years.

A new president would be expected to accept this assignment on July 1, 2017.

Prospective Candidates

  • Learn about Wright State
  • Watch the Why Apply video
  • Read some of our stories
  • Download the Presidential Search profile


  • Preparation Phase (Completed 9/16/16)
  • Learning Phase (Completed 10/28/16)
  • Search Phase (Current)
  • Selection/Onboarding Phase

Presidential Search News

Community Update from the Chair, December 2016

Dear members of the Wright State University Community:

Search committee seeks applications for Wright State’s next president

Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted to Academic Search, an executive search firm specializing in higher education.

Community Update from the Chair, October 2016

Dear members of the Wright State University Community: