Student Spotlight: Kristian Wright

Kristian Wright is majoring in accounting in the Mike Ilitch School of Business. He graduated from Oakland Community College in December 2014 with an associate degree in accounting and business administration. Wright worked in WSU’s Office of Internal Audit last summer. His plans after graduation in May 2017 is to stay here at Wayne State and pursue his MBA.

Wright was first appointed to represent the Mike Ilitch School of Business during the 2015-2016 school year. After five months serving on the Student Senate, he became treasurer. He was voted the senate’s 2016 “Rookie of the Year,” and in May took the opportunity to run for vice president and won. Since beginning this journey, Wright has learned the ropes and is now ready to move forward on some important initiatives.

Wright says his main concern is to be the voice for fellow business students, but he can only be effective if he’s aware of your issues and concerns. In general, Wright’s senate goals for 2016-2017 are:

  • Encourage all Instructors to use Blackboard
  • Encourage all Instructors to reply to student’s emails within 24-48hrs
  • Continue with 12-week accounting classes in summer
  • Sustaining the Internal Auditing program into the future
  • Department chairs holding instructors accountable for SET (Student Evaluation of Teaching) Scores 

Do you think he should be focusing on something different? Wright encourages his student colleagues to contact him at

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