Programs Team

Group of students standing next to a large WPI sign for The Business School

Enriching the Student Experience. Ensuring Academic Success.

The Programs team plays a vital role in supporting the WPI Business School’s mission to develop adaptive leaders who will create an ethical and sustainable future at the intersection of business, technology, and people. Step by step, we guide each student on their unique journey to becoming such a leader—a leader that the world needs now more than ever.

Who We Are

We’re dedicated advisors and student engagement experts who serve as the first point of contact for all students at the WPI Business School. 

Professional headshot of Sandhya Balasubramanian, PhD

Sandhya Balasubramanian, PhD

As the assistant dean of business programs, Sandhya is the driving force behind strengthening all aspects of the business student lifecycle.
Professional headshot of Lorelle Tross

Lorelle Tross

Lorelle is the initial point of contact for most non-admissions related inquiries. A long-time administrative assistant at The Business School, she organizes Programs team meetings and events.
Professional headshot of Sandra Wellinghoff

Sandra Wellinghoff

Sandy is senior director of graduate programs at The Business School. She directs the MBA program and heads up outreach to undergrads regarding BS/MS opportunities.
Professional headshot of Laurie Stokes

Laurie Stokes

As associate director of business programs, Laurie is the primary contact for undergraduate business programs and directs open houses and other programming for undergraduates.
Professional headshot of Thomas Clark

Thomas Clark

Associate director of outreach and program operations, Tom manages academic and social events as well as outreach to students, alumni, corporate partners, and organizations.


What We Do

Preview Group of students and professionals networking at a job fair hosted by The Business School at WPI

By fostering a long-term advising relationship with you, we ensure you’re learning exactly what you need to learn to achieve your goals. Through individual meetings as well as small group and cohort-based activities, the Programs team provides students with academic, co-curricular, and social engagement opportunities that enrich The Business School student experience. 

Students and professionals sitting at tables and talking during a networking event
Program Highlights

Business Week

A man in a suit standing in front of a class and giving a speech
Program Highlights


Business students and faculty gathered outside on campus
Program Highlights

Back to School BBQ

Business students and faculty gather to view undergraduate research projects
Program Highlights

Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase

WPI Business School students having a conversation in the stadium at Polar Park
Program Highlights

Annual Night at the WooSox

Beta Gamma Sigma inductees from WPI stand together in a row, holding up their certificates
Program Highlights

Beta Gamma Sigma

Connect With Us To:

  1. Review your course selections, assess your academic progression, evaluate choices for minors and concentrations, and firm up your tracking sheets/curriculum plans.
  2. Learn more about co-curricular and career support tools that are available to Business School students.
  3. Explore opportunities to engage in Business School-based student clubs, research labs, and other opportunities to be a student ambassador.