Category: WSU Financial Watch: Updates

Pres. Hopkins to step down ahead of scheduled retirement

Wright State University president David Hopkins has decided to leave WSU ahead of his scheduled retirement date of June 30. Effective March 17, he will step down from the position of president. Curtis McCray has been appointed to work as the interim president until Cheryl Schrader takes office on July 1. McCray has served as president of...

Wright State facing lawsuit from consultant

President and CEO of McCance Consulting Group, John McCance, is seeking $1 million in punitive damages from Wright State. The lawsuit also includes $150,000 regarding six other allegations, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, hostile work environment and infliction of emotional distress. McCance was involved in the planning of the presidential debate, which would have...

Cheryl Schrader's salary and bonus package revealed

Wright State president-elect Cheryl Schrader’s benefits package recently came to light after Dayton Daily News obtained a copy of her contract from the university. Her base pay will be $425,000, with several additional payments such as: $54,000 in deferred compensation of her first year. $42,500 to relocate from Rolla, Missouri. $36,000 annually for housing. $12,000 allowance for...

Quiet protest at Board of Trustees meeting

The WSU American Association of University Professors (AAUP-WSU) held a quiet protest at the Feb. 17 Board of Trustees meeting. Signs were held by students. This protest was held to convey the concerns the AAUP-WSU has about the budget cuts that have affected academic colleges. “We should be outraged, since non-academic spending was overwhelmingly responsible...

WSU spring enrollment numbers down

The numbers for the enrollment for the first week of the spring semester are released, and it shows a decrease in enrollment for this semester. Currently, 16,438 students are enrolled for the Spring 2017 semester. Compared to Spring 2016, there has been a 1.2 percent decrease, which is 204 students, according to Craig This, Director...

Three languages leaving the university

Over the next several years, three languages will be phased out of the university’s curriculum. These languages include Italian, Japanese and Russian. While this change has been decided solely due to recent budget restraints, Italian and Russian have struggled with enrollment in the higher level courses. However, Japanese has maintained a positive flow of students....