Sue Edwards

Wright State President Cheryl Schrader is set to retire Dec. 31. Sue Edwards
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In January, Wright State Provost Sue Edwards will officially become the university’s next president. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of Edwards assuming the post over the weekend.

She’ll succeed President Cheryl Schrader, who’s set to retire Dec. 31.

A spokesman for the university says information on next steps for the Board and Edwards to work out details of her contract are expected soon.

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Jess Mador / WYSO

Wright State University has confirmed Provost and Executive Vice President Sue Edwards is assuming some presidential duties after current president Cheryl Schrader’s departure announcement last week.

Schrader plans to vacate her position at the end of this year, more than two years into her five-year contract, and Edwards takes the helm amid ongoing student enrollment challenges for Wright State.