WSU President will retire at the end of his contract


FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – David Hopkins, President of Wright State Universtiy announced he will retire in 2017.

Wright State University President David R. Hopkins. (Photo: Wright State University)
Wright State University President David R. Hopkins. (Photo: Wright State University)

The announcement came Monday.

A press release from the university Monday detailed the accomplishments of Hopkins. WSU points out Hopkins led Wight State during a campus expansion, record levels of enrollment and national recognition for fundraising and being disability and military friendly.

Wright State has also gained the national spotlight by landing a presidential debate this fall.

“Serving as the president of this great university has truly been the most gratifying experience of my 42-year career in higher education,” Hopkins said. “My goal was to lead Wright State to become a more relevant public research university in meeting the 21st century needs of our students and the communities we serve. To achieve that, we have aspired not to be the best university in the world, but rather the best university FOR the world.”

Hopkins will retire when his current contract ends on June 30, 2017. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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