Excerpt from the Wright State Guardian
During the June 16 meeting, the Wright State University Board of Trustees approved the budget for fiscal year 2024, discussing student experience and enrollment with a commitment to retention practices.
The university expects $225.8 million in revenues and $237.5 million in expenses, according to the budget presentation from Gregory Sample, chief operating officer, and Burhan Kawosa, associate vice president of financial operations.
Susan Schaurer, vice president for enrollment management and student success, noted that Wright State is ranked second in the state for affordability, according to the Ohio Department of Higher Education Annual Survey of Student Charges. Schaurer commented on both the affordability and accessibility of the university.
“We are known for affordability and for keeping the cost of the college degree attainable, and whether in reference to cost for providing a college experience to those with physical limitations or neurodivergence, Wright State is known nationally for its commitment to accessibility,” Schaurer said.
Sample described student experience and how the university will move forward to improve retention, including through academic programming and investments in software platforms.
“Students are our customers, and they have demonstrated that they’re here for one year, and they choose not to come back the next year. We’re not providing them the support that they otherwise are looking for,” Sample said.