Wright State selects 3 finalists for president’s job

Wright State has selected three people, all sitting university presidents, as finalists for the school’s top job.

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Wright State has selected three people, all sitting university presidents, as finalists for the school’s top job.

Wright State has narrowed the list of candidates for its president’s job to three.

Despite narrowing its list, the presidential search committee has not announced the names of the three finalists. Instead, their names will be released the day before each one visits campus, said Doug Fecher, trustee and chair of the search committee.

Each candidate will visit campus in February.

“We’re trying to balance their need for privacy with our need to tell people who they are,” Fecher said.

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Each finalist is a sitting president at another university, Fecher said, meaning Wright State’s next leader will not be an internal hire. Fecher said internal candidates applied but that the committee chose the three outside finalists based on their “tremendous records of accomplishment.”

“All three of them are kind of rising stars in the world of academic leadership,” Fecher said.

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Below is a list of the dates candidates will visit campus, according to an email sent to students, staff and faculty at Wright State.

  • First Candidate: Feb. 2 to Feb. 4
  • Second Candidate: Feb. 5 to Feb. 7
  • Third Candidate: Feb. 7 Feb. 9

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