Category: WSU Financial Watch: Updates

McCray outlines areas expected to see budget reductions

Interim president of Wright State Curtis McCray recently released a list of areas within the university that are expected to see reductions in budgets. The areas listed are non-personnel expenditures, such as travel, catering, minor construction projects and office products. To see the full list from McCray, continue reading below. “The measures we must take...

WSU shortens layoff notice in wake of budget remediation

The university has shortened the notice required to give to unclassified employees who are laid off during the budget remediation process. Effective April 3, the change in university policy requires the university to give one week notice to each unclassified employee for each year of service. The minimum is four weeks and the maximum is 24...

AAUP-WSU petitions to preserve faculty positions in wake of budget cuts

  In response to upcoming budget cuts, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has created a petition to preserve faculty positions at the Wright State. “Preserving Wright State’s core academic mission means preserving faculty positions,” the petition states. “Eliminating faculty positions means reducing the courses available to our students and increasing the class sizes...

Interim-president releases statement regarding current budget crisis

Curtis McCray will serve as interim president of Wright State until president-elect Cheryl Schrader begins office in early July. Until then, McCray will deal with trimming and managing the budget. On Friday, March 24, he released a statement regarding his plan for the university. “Surely, it is not lost on anyone that we have a very...

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...