DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Wright State University will no longer host the 2016 presidential debate, announced Tuesday.
The presidential debate was scheduled for September 26 and would have been the first of four debates and was to have been held at Wright State’s Nutter Center. The president of the university cited security costs as one of its reasons for making its decision.
This comes a month after the university’s Chief Financial Officer laid out the plan of attack to cut about 27 million dollars from Wright State’s budget over the next two years.
The cost to host the debate was estimated to have been $8 million, and as of June the university had raised $2.5 million.