"The nation today is at a crossroads. Global competitiveness, environmental stability, geopolitical instability, these issues weigh heavily on our minds. I believe institutions like Wright State must take a leadership role in addressing these challenges. We must provide an opportunity for young people to excel in fields that improve the human condition." - President Cheryl B. Schrader
Strong leadership forges strong communities. Since its founding, Wright State University has been fortunate to have leaders dedicated to the central themes of its mission: learning, giving, cooperation, community, creativity, and research. The individuals selected to guide the university have continued to grow the university into a culture of innovation.
Explore the leadership of Wright State University by learning more about the individuals who have served as President.
WSU's seventh and current president, Cheryl B. Schrader, assumed the office on July 1, 2017.
David R. Hopkins was WSU's sixth president and assumed the office on February 1, 2007.
Dr. Goldenberg became president following the death of President Harley E. Flack in 1998.
The inauguration of Harley E. Flack as WSU's fourth president took place on October 7, 1994.
Paige E. Mulhollan was named WSU's third president in 1985.
Robert Kegerreis became WSU's second president in 1973.
Frederick White, the university's first employee and long-time business manager, served as Interim President of WSU between 1972 and 1973.
Brage Golding, known as an innovator with an entrepreneruial spirit, was named WSU's first president in 1966.