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Presidential Profiles

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.

President Susan Edwards

Susan Edwards,
2020-present

WSU's eighth and current president, Susan Edwards, assumed the office on January 1, 2020.

President Cheryl B. Schrader

Cheryl B. Schrader,
2017-2019

WSU's seventh president, Cheryl B. Schrader, assumed the office on July 1, 2017.

President David R. Hopkins

David R. Hopkins,
2007-2017

David R. Hopkins was WSU's sixth president and assumed the office on February 1, 2007.

President Kim Goldenberg

Kim Goldenberg, M.D.,
1998-2007

Dr. Goldenberg became president following the death of President Harley E. Flack in 1998.

President Harley E. Flack

Harley E. Flack,
1994-1998

The inauguration of Harley E. Flack as WSU's fourth president took place on October 7, 1994.

President Paige E. Mulhollan

Paige E. Mulhollan,
1985-1994

Paige E. Mulhollan was named WSU's third president in 1985.

President Robert J. Kegerreis

Robert J. Kegerreis,
1973-1985

Robert Kegerreis became WSU's second president in 1973.

Interim President Frederick White

Frederick White,
1972-1973 (Interim)

Frederick White, the university's first employee and long-time business manager, served as Interim President of WSU between 1972 and 1973.

President Brage Golding

Brage Golding,
1966-1972

Brage Golding, known as an innovator with an entrepreneruial spirit, was named WSU's first president in 1966.