Two Women Among the Three Finalists for President of Wright State University in Ohio

The presidential search committee at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, has announced a field of three candidates to become the educational institution’s next president. All three candidates recently visited the campus for interviews and public presentations. Two of the three finalists are women.

Deborah Ford is the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha. Before coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Dr. Ford was vice president for student affairs and a professor at the University of West Florida. Earlier, she was vice president of student affairs, dean of students,  and associate professor at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Ford holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling and guidance and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Louisville. She also has a master’s degree in college student personnel from Indiana University.

Cheryl Schrader is the chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. She joined the university in 2012. Earlier, Dr. Schrader was associate vice president for strategic research initiatives and dean of the College of Engineering at Bowie State University in Idaho. Dr. Schrader is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she majored in electrical engineering. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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