Celebrating 50 Years

In 2017, Wright State University celebrated 50 years of being an innovative leader in affordable and accessible higher education. Please enjoy our unique timeline as well as stories and photographs of the milestone events and inspirational people who have helped make Wright State such a special place.

Boonshoft School of Medicine holds graduation ceremony on May 10

After four or more years of intense study and specialized training, 96 medical students in the Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2018 received their M.D. degrees during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 10.

Susan Edwards of Appalachian State named provost of Wright State University

Susan Edwards, vice provost for faculty affairs at Appalachian State University, will join Wright State as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost on July 30.


Andrew Call

Staff, Publications Writer/Editor

My first day at Wright State was April 1, 2013. I stood near the Student Union, wondering how I could ever find my way around this huge campus. A student stopped and asked if he could point me in the right direction. That simple gesture helped more than he'll ever know.

Kyle O'Brien

Staff, Web Developer Designer

Wright state was my first full time professional job outside of eight years at a gas station. Baby faced, giggly and excited Wright State hired me. Within three years, I’ve met inspiring people, grown in confidence but most importantly Wright State let me grow beyond my previous limitations.

Mark Anderson

Staff, Director of Web Development & Strategy

In 1997, I joined the Boonshoft School of Medicine to help transform medical education. After completing my master degree from the Raj Soin College of Business, I migrated to the Office of Marketing in 2011 to modernize and focus our public web presence, all of which has been incredibly rewarding.

Nate Jorgensen

Staff, Web Content Specialist

We moved to Dayton after months in the hospital, having sold our house and car, and withdrawn our savings to care for our three little boys. I came with a lot of baggage. A lot of drama. A lot of headaches. Wright State hired me anyway.