Board of Trustees

Tom Gunlock

Tom Gunlock

Tom Gunlock was appointed to the Wright State University Board of Trustees for a term ending June 30, 2026, filling the unexpired term of Ms. Stephanie Green.

From 2017-2019, Gunlock was a member of Miami University’s Board of Trustees, serving on the academic and student affairs committee and as vice chair of the board in 2019. He resigned at the request of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine so he could be appointed to the Wright State Board of Trustees.

“When I spoke with Governor DeWine I told him I value the role Wright State serves in the region and if he thought I could play a small role in helping to bring Wright State University back to its place as a provider of higher education for students in our immediate region, while also helping the institution identify other areas of growth that may benefit students from across the nation and from around the world, I would move from the Board of Trustees at Miami University to the board at Wright State,” Gunlock said.

Gunlock was appointed to the State Board of Education of Ohio in 2011 and was reappointed in 2015. During his tenure he served as vice president from 2011-2014 and president from 2015-2016. He also served as chair of the capacity and accountability committees and as a member of the graduation committee.

Gunlock has also served as a trustee of the Miami Valley Child Development Center Inc., which provides Head Start programs for children at more than 50 locations in Montgomery, Clark and Madison counties.

Gunlock is retired Director of Construction and Property Management at RG Properties of Dayton. He has volunteered with the Washington Township Fire Department as both a firefighter and emergency medical technician. He was named the Centerville Noon Optimist Club Firefighter/EMT of the Year and received the Award of Excellence from the Washington Township Trustees. Gunlock currently volunteers at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Gunlock was awarded the 2019 Air Force Anniversary Wright Memorial Chapter 212 Ambassador Award. As an officer of the Greener Pastures Foundation, he sought a way to contribute to the care of veterans and their families in the Dayton region. This led to a significant donation from the foundation for a Fisher House compassionate care facility at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Gunlock then challenged the community to donate an additional $500,000 to fund the day-to-day operational expenses of the Fisher House and ultimately served on the committee that raised nearly $1 million.

Gunlock received a Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University. Gunlock and his family are longtime Centerville residents.

Term ends June 30, 2026.