Letter from the Dean

Welcome to our Lake Campus!


It is an exciting time for the Lake Campus, as we continue to experience growth and plan for expansion to accommodate this growth in the near future. Whether it is academic programs, facilities or opportunities for community involvement and engagement, there is always something new to enjoy at the Lake!

Our Fall 2016 enrollment increased by 14% over last fall’s enrollment, and our credit hour generation continues to soar. More and more students are choosing to attend the Lake Campus full-time and pursue not just a program, but the career of their dreams. Eleven bachelor's degrees, ranging from liberal studies to electrical or mechanical engineering, are available in their entirety at the Lake Campus. We also offer twenty associate degrees and an MBA Program, plus Wright State CORE (general education) and classes toward all the one hundred plus degrees offered on our Dayton Campus.

As the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Lake Campus, I am committed to continuing our mission to provide educational access to the communities we serve. We are excited about the creation of the Agriculture Education and Water Quality Research building, and the newest student housing villa, with construction of both set to begin in the upcoming weeks.

I earned my bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering, all from the University of Cincinnati. After serving as faculty at Northern Kentucky University and Eastern Michigan University, I arrived at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2006 where I served as associate vice chancellor for research, engagement and sponsored programs. As the Lake Campus grows in these areas and with faculty heavily involved in research, I am proud to bring my experience to the Lake Campus.

Here within our beautiful park-like setting, these faculty provide a quality education, with many bringing their research into the classroom. As a regional campus of Wright State University, you’ll find all the benefits of a “big” campus but with small classes, affordable tuition and a community-supported atmosphere.  Right on the north shore of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, we offer campus housing, student organizations and athletics, and a growing variety of degree options.

I invite you to come discover the Lake Campus!  

Jay Albayyari
Dean and Chief Administrative Officer


As part of Wright State University, the Lake Campus will be the focal point for the educational and cultural advancement of the residents of West Central Ohio, providing opportunities for advanced scholarship and continuing education, for economic and technological development, and for community service.

Fast Facts

Lake Campus Enrollment Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Undergraduate 1,158 students 1,302 students
Graduate 14 students 34 students
Female 52% -


Full-time 72% -
Part-time 28% -
Mean Age 21.9 -
Credit Hours 12,995 14,314 hours
Total Enrollment 1,172 students 1,336 students