The third finalist for Wright State University’s presidential position will visit campus Tuesday, Feb. 7, to Thursday, Feb. 9.
Cheryl Schrader, the chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology, will meet with students, staff, faculty, administrators, the Board of Trustees and community leaders at the Dayton Campus and Lake Campus.
Schrader joined Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla, Missouri, in 2012.
Prior to joining Missouri S&T, she served as associate vice president for strategic research initiatives at Boise State University. She also served as dean of Boise State’s College of Engineering.
At The University of Texas at San Antonio, she held numerous administrative positions, including associate dean for graduate studies and research for the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences; university graduate recruitment coordinator; ABET 2000 coordinator; and associate director of the Center for Advanced Propulsion Studies.
Her classroom experience includes teaching courses in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State; biomedical engineering courses at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio Joint Graduate Program; and courses in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas at San Antonio.
Schrader received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University. From the University of Notre Dame, she received her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and her Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. Her dissertation examined “Feedback Effects on Poles and Zeros: A Global Approach Using Generalized Systems.”
Schrader’s CV, letter of interest and the full schedule of her visit are available on Wright State’s presidential search website.
Public events for Schrader’s visit take place:
Wednesday, Feb. 8:
9:15–10:15 a.m.: Presentation to staff and staff forum (watch the forum)
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Presentation to students and student forum (watch the forum)
3:30–4:30 p.m.: Presentation to Lake Campus faculty, staff and students (watch the forum)
Thursday, Feb. 9:
9:15–10:15 a.m.: Presentation to faculty and faculty forum (watch the forum)
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Presentation to Research Council and research personnel forum (watch the forum)
Two other finalists for the president’s position — Dennis Shields, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Deborah Ford, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside — visited campus Feb. 2–4 and Feb. 5–7, respectively.
Doug Fecher, chair of the Wright State Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee, encouraged members of the university community to participate in the candidates’ visits.
“Your voice and input are critical during this stage of our search. I encourage you to attend a forum and provide feedback on each candidate through our online surveys,” Fecher said.
The search committee’s objective is to present the Board of Trustees with one or more highly qualified and acceptable candidates from whom to choose Wright State University’s seventh president.
“We believe our three finalists are top candidates. We are excited to bring them to campus and obtain your feedback,” Fecher said.