On behalf of the members of the House of Representatives of the 132nd General Assembly of Ohio, we are pleased to congratulate Wright State University on its Fiftieth Anniversary.
Recognition of this prestigious milestone is a fitting tribute to Wright State University, for since its inception, it has played a valuable role in preparing people of all ages to meet the challenges of the future. Started in 1964 as a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Miami University, WSU became an independent institution in the fall of 1967, and it has grown to offer more than two hundred thirty undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Throughout the school's history, its faculty and administrators have given willingly of their time, energy, and abilities far beyond what was required or expected, and we are certain that in the years to come, these fine educators will continue to help students become capable, well-rounded individuals.
Education is vital to our nation's economic and social well-being, and as the need for global learning and understanding increases, so do the demands placed upon our system of education. Over the years, Wright State University has consistently and effectively met these demands, and as they take part in this anniversary celebration, its students, staff, and alumni can be justly proud of this exemplary institution.
Thus, it is with genuine satisfaction that we applaud Wright State University on its Fiftieth Anniversary and extend best wishes for ongoing success.