In June 2017, Wright State slashed more than $30.8 million from its fiscal year 2018 budget in an attempt to begin correcting years of overspending that drained the school’s reserve fund. Just weeks ago trustees approved an FY 2019 budget that projects a $10-million decline in revenue.
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Sudkamp has served as a faculty member and chairman of the department of computer science and engineering, three terms as president of the WSU faculty, associate provost for undergraduate studies and interim provost.
He moved to the Dayton area for a research and development position at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and in 1982 and began teaching computer science at Wright State, according to a biography on the university.
Last month, WSU president Cheryl Schrader announced that Susan Edwards, an administrator at Appalachian State University would become the next provost. She will join Wright State on July 30.
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