Making Plans, Expanding Horizons: Image of Campus Center Drawing

Last year, long before the worldwide countdown to the new millennium ratcheted into full gear, WPI was already aggressively formulating a blueprint to position and strengthen the University for the 21st century. In 1997-98, the building blocks of plans and programs for the WPI of the future included:

  • the second phase in the creation of a new strategic plan,
  • a program of strategic tuition and fee increases to provide resources to begin raising WPI's quality in advance of a major capital campaign,
  • the receipt of two landmark gifts,
  • strides toward construction of a campus center,
  • expansion of the Global Perspective Program,
  • honors garnered by a dedicated and talented faculty, including a Fulbright fellowship and five NSF CAREER awards.

"WPI is opening the door to the new century with visionary programs, an enhanced curriculum that is responsive to the needs of the global economy, and improvements and additions that benefit all who learn and work here," says President Edward Alton Parrish. "We're at the crossroads of our journey into 2001 and beyond - a voyage that will secure our position as a world leader in technological education."

What follows is a look at some of the milestones of 1997-98.

· Strategic Planning Paves Road to Next Campaign
· Alumni Master Plan Take Shape
· WPI Celebrates Its Expanding Global Reach
· Honors Accumulate for Accomplished Faculty
· New Programs Broaden WPI's Educational Horizons
· Economics and Education, Focus of Two Major Meetings
Last Updated: 4/8/99 20:11:46 EDT

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