WSU President to retire from position at end of year

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FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Wright State President Cheryl B. Schrader has announced that she plans to retire from her position at the end of the year.

“I am extremely proud of the many things that we’ve accomplished during my service as president of Wright State, and I am grateful for this experience and for the wonderful support I received throughout Raider Country,” said Schrader.

Schrader is the seventh president in Wright State history, and the first woman to hold the position.

She first took office in July of 2017. Her 2.5 years in charge will be the shortest tenure for a Wright State president by far.

When she took office, she inherited a disastrous economic situation as Wright State was reeling from years of financial mismanagement.

Chairman of the Wright State University Board, Sean Fitzpatrick, said in a release that Schrader’s work has been essential in balancing the university’s budget, avoiding fiscal watch and establishing a new collective bargaining agreement with the faculty.

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“Dr. Schrader has helped instill strong budget controls and accountability that will serve us well into the future and we are grateful for her work,” Fitzpatrick said.

The Board of Trustees will meet to discuss the next steps on October 16.

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