Category: WSU Financial Watch: Updates

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...

University hosts first forum in strategic planning series

On Monday, Feb. 12, the university hosted an open forum on strategic planning. A campus-wide email from the Communications department was sent out in anticipation of the event. The event is part of a series of forums related to the strategic planning process, dubbed “The Wright Path to 2025: Pride, Transformation, Potential.” Through this series,...

Wright State develops steering committee for strategic planning

Last month the university officially announced that it had formed a complete steering committee which is intended to “guide [the university’s] planning process as [it] develops a new strategic plan for Wright State University, according to a campus-wide email. The committee consists of 33 individuals from Wright State including students, alumni, employees and leaders of...

Faculty hold demonstration at university forum

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Wright State held a public forum to discuss issues including the university’s fiscal health, the FY18 budget, future financial projections and fiscal watch. The forum, known as “Let’s Talk” is an initiative started by University President Cheryl Schrader that is intended to create an open public dialogue and to provide the...