WPI Names New VP for Information Technology

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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Thomas J. Lynch of Sherborn, Mass., has been appointed vice president for information technology at WPI. Lynch received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S., E.E. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT. He comes to WPI from Domain Solutions Corp., formerly Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN) Software Products, and BBN Systems and Technologies Corp., where he spent 10 years in senior technical and management positions, most recently as corporate vice president for customer services. He was previously employed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

In this newly created WPI post, Lynch will work with appropriate members of the administration, faculty and advisory groups to provide vision, leadership, strategic planning and coordination of all aspects of information technology, including computing, media and library services, networking and telecommunications. He is also responsible for budget and management of the daily operations for these technology departments, including technical support and training, overall information systems development, and hardware/software acquisition.

An independent technological university founded in 1865, WPI is renowned for its project-based educational program.