Who is Wright State’s next president, Sue Edwards?

Wright State University announced Monday its next president will be current provost Sue Edwards.

Edwards will take over for outgoing president Cheryl Schrader, who will step down at the end of the year.

Edwards will formally start her new position Jan. 1, though she has already taken over some of the operational duties of the president.

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Here are some interesting facts you need to know about the new president:

• Edwards will be Wright State’s eighth preident and the second woman to lead the university.

• She is a biology professor.

• She started as WSU provost in July 2018.

• Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after starting her WSU job and has been in remission since April.

• She left Australia in 2007 to come to the U.S.

• Edwards served as vice president for faculty affairs at Appalachian State prior to WSU.

• Previously, Edwards worked at Georgia Southern University and James Cook University in Australia.


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