The Dayton Daily News has requested an interview with Schrader upon her arrival and official start as WSU’s seventh president.
Schrader comes to Wright State as the school is at a financial crossroads. Earlier this month, WSU trustees approved more than $30.8 million in budget cuts.
The school projected it would lay off around 57 employees while also eliminating its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, though those details are still in flux.
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Schrader will be tasked with rebuilding Wright State’s reserves as the school spent more money than it brought in every year since 2012. The years of overspending combined to reach around $120 million this year.
Schrader has talked about wanting to bring WSU further onto the national stage.
At Missouri S&T, Schrader was credited with raising enrollment, increasing revenue, boosting minority and women faculty numbers and taming a tough budget situation. Officials have said they hope Schrader can bring the kind of skills she learned in Missouri and use them to boost Wright State.