Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D., was named the next president of Wright State University and is the first woman to lead the school in its 50-year history. She started as president on July 1, becoming the university’s seventh president.
Schrader comes to Wright State from Missouri University of Science and Technology, where she served as chancellor. Prior to that, she served as associate vice president for strategic research initiatives at Boise State University and dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State.
She also held numerous administrative positions at The University of Texas at San Antonio, including associate dean for graduate studies and research for the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences, university graduate recruitment coordinator and associate director of the Center for Advanced Propulsion Studies.
In addition, she interned at the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company in Huntington Beach, California. In 2005, Schrader won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House.