Programs

Statia Canning

Statia Canning

Coordinator of Programs
Office: Washburn 215
Phone: 508-831-4979

Statia coordinates all programming for FBS graduate students. She also handles adjunct faculty logistics; oversees GA hiring; and supervises FBS work-study students.

Margaret Gribouski

Margaret Gribouski

Senior Advisor, Programs
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: 508-831-5843

Marge tracks FBS undergraduate students' academic progress to ensure they remain on track and serves as an advisor to our undergrad majors. Marge also is the lead person on all FBS undergrad related messaging, both print and digital.

Office: Washburn 215

Laurie Stokes

Laurie Stokes

Assoc Dir BUS Programs
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: 508-831-4887

Laurie is the primary contact for all things relating to FBS undergraduate programs, policies and procedures. Laurie also directs FBS open houses and other programming for current and prospective undergraduate business students.

Office: Washburn 206

Lorelle Tross

Lorelle Tross

Administrative Assistant V
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: 508-831-5659, 508-831-5218

Lorelle is the FBS receptionist in the main office, WB215. In addition to being the initial point of contact for most non-admissions related FBS inquiries and visitors, Lorelle handles payroll for FBS student employees; reserves rooms and orders food for FBS programs-related meetings; and orders books and supplies for FBS faculty and staff. 

Office: Washburn 215

Sandra Wellinghoff

Sandra Wellinghoff

Director Blended Learning BUS
Office: Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott
Phone: 508-831-5906

Sandy directs WPI's MBA program and all things associated with the MBA including course sequencing, faculty scheduling, blended course residencies and value-added programming. Sandy also heads up outreach to WPI undergrads re BS/MS opportunities in the FBS.

Office: Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott

Norman Wilkinson

Norman Wilkinson

Executive Director
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: 508-831-5218, 508-831-5957

Norm oversees all things related to FBS programs, including course scheduling, faculty deployment, and program design. Norm also serves as a counselor to all FBS students.

Norm has a J.D. from the University of Connecticut; an M.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University; and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine.

Office: Washburn 215

Admissions and Recruiting

Amy Case

Administrative Assistant VI
Phone: 508-831-4889
Paige Dunn

Paige Dunn

Asst Dir of Recr & Admissions
Phone: 508-831-4805
Melissa Terrio

Melissa Terrio

Dir of Grad Recruitment & Adm
Office: Gateway II at 50 Prescott
Phone: 508-831-6345

Melissa is responsible for all recruiting and admissions activities for the graduate programs at the Foisie Business School. With over twenty years of experience in recruiting and admissions Melissa has worked at universities across the United States and in France.

Melissa holds an MEd from Northeastern University and a BA in History and French from Boston University.

Amy Trakimas

Amy Trakimas

Assoc Dir of Recr & Admissions
Office: Gateway II at 50 Prescott

Other

Brent E. French

Brent E. French

Executive Director of Finance & Operations
Adjunct Teaching Professor
Office: Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott Street, 1311
Phone: 508 831 5792, +1-508-831-5792
Brent manages the $8M FBS budget and operations for 40+ people assigned to the School.  He’s a WPI grad (MBA, 2006) and teaches organizational behavior and leadership. Brent retired from the Air Force as a Colonel after 27 years of active and reserve service. Highlights include three tours in/around Afghanistan, command of a 450-person security squadron, and staff tours at AFSOC, USAF HQ, and with SECDEF. Formerly an Associate Professor at the Naval War College, Brent also spent 16 years working in a Fortune 500 information technology firm. View Profile