Wright State cuts are part of plan to evolve
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Plans to cut 113 faculty positions at Wright State University over the next several years are meant to keep the university on par with a problem Ohio’s higher education institutions are facing - dropping enrollment.
Wright State President Susan Edwards recommended the faculty positions be cut due to declining student enrollment that has occurred over the past five years and is projected to continue at least two more years. The university says it is cutting faculty to align with projected enrollment declines.
Greg Lawson, a Research Fellow with the Buckeye Institute, an independent think tank that works on higher education in Ohio, said Ohio universities were already facing enrollment challenges and those were made worst by the COVID-19 pandemic.