Category: WSU Financial Watch: Updates

Wright State to engage in handful of maintenance projects

Wright State University received 13.6 million dollars in Capital funding for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The money will go toward nine maintenance projects across campus. The impetus behind the projects is “to look at our highest campus needs and to look very broadly,” said Walt Branson, Chief Business Officer at Wright State. “We might have...

BREAKING: Faculty contract negotiations to be delayed

BREAKING: Faculty contract negotiations to be delayed

The contract negotiation process between faculty and university administration has been delayed. The fact-finding report, a review of the contract from an impartial party, was originally due on Sept 11. It is now scheduled for release on Oct. 29., according to a public email from the Wright State Office of Communications. The Fact-Finder cited “personal...

Threat of fiscal watch at Wright State looms as the fiscal year comes to an end

Threat of fiscal watch at Wright State looms as the fiscal year comes to an end

After the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, the possibility of Wright State entering fiscal watch appears to be a feasible possibility. According to Board of Trustees Member Sean Fitzpatrick, the university’s finances are sending it into a trajectory for fiscal watch. With less than three months left of the fiscal year, the university has...

Board to Administrators: ‘Do you care about what we say?’

On Wednesday Apr. 11, the Board of Trustees and a crowd of about 60 people gathered at the future space of the Wright State Archives. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Ulliman and Chief Business Officer Walt Branson presented their finance, audit and infrastructure work at the meeting. Trustee Sean Fitzpatrick initiated the meeting by voicing his...

Open forum participants share their feedback

Wright State administrators have organized and held several forums that are open to the public. Two of the most prominent open dialogues are the Let’s Talk series, which was initiated by President Cheryl Schrader and the Strategic Planning forums. The community response poses mixed feelings on these efforts.  Rebekah Bower, program director for the Athletic Training...

Faculty concerns continue to rise during contract negotiations

For nearly a year, officers of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) have been in negotiations with university administration to develop a contract suitable for both parties. Negotiations took a turn when the Wright State Board of Trustees hired an outside attorney who stepped in and presented a contract that held no negotiations. There...