Wright State University became an independent institution in 1967 and spent the next 50 years growing into an innovative leader in affordable and accessible education. In 2017, we celebrate the first 50 years and set the course for the next half century.

Celebrating 40 years of employee giving

Wright State University’s annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign (CSIC) launches March 12
Faculty, staff and retirees may choose among Wright State’s more than 1,900 scholarships and programs during the annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign “40 Years in the Making.”

Acceptance, belonging and teamwork voiced as Wright State strengths in latest community dialogue

The willingness to work together, the freedom to try new things and a strong sense of acceptance and community were among the strengths of Wright State voiced in the latest community dialogue session...

Rodney J. Couts

Alumnus, 1982

The Wright State accounting program was the catalyst for a great career. I've built upon that foundation to become the 2017–18 president of the California Society of Enrolled Agents. Thank you, Wright State!

Sarah Black


As the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college, I took my schooling seriously. Wright State gave me the opportunity to prove to myself that I could accomplish my goals. I truly enjoyed my professors and all the doors that having my degree opened!

Charles David James

Alumnus, 1975, 1986

Numerous Wright State faculty helped guide my professional and personal development. In particular, John Fortman when I was an undergraduate and Mike Leffak when I was a graduate student. I’ll always be grateful to them and to the faculty in general for helping me find direction and purpose in life.

Peggy O'Brien Kelly

Alumna, Faculty

Wright State allowed me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and how to do it well. I graduated with a B.S. and master's from Wright State. I now have the opportunity to work with Wright State students to help them be successful in math.