Wright State University will host the first presidential debate of 2016, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.
The debate is set for Sept. 26 inside the university’s Nutter Center. It will be the first of three debates before the general election.
Washington University in St. Louis will host the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, followed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Oct. 19.
Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, will host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4.
Wright State submitted a bit in April to host the debate.
“I could not be any prouder of our university and the fact that the Commission on Presidential Debates has entrusted Wright State to host such an important event," said Wright State University President David R. Hopkins. “The Commission had the daunting challenge of selecting just a few institutions and the fact that Wright State was selected is very gratifying and humbling. I am confident that our university will excel in supporting the Commission and represent our students, faculty and staff, community, and the State of Ohio in a way that will make us all proud. This is a huge win for all of us.”
Copyright 2015 The Associated Press and WXIX. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.