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Statia Canning

Statia M. Canning

Assistant Director, Business Programs
Office: Washburn 215
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4979
Statia is involved with all aspects of advising, counseling, and event planning and execution for current and prospective FBS undergraduate students.   View Profile
Laurie Stokes

Laurie M. Stokes

Associate Director, Business Programs
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4887
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 View Profile
Lorelle Tross

Lorelle C. Tross

Administrative Assistant V
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5218
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 View Profile
Sandra Wellinghoff

Sandra Wellinghoff

Director Blended Learning BUS
Office: Gateway 2 at 50 Prescott
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5906
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 View Profile
Norman Wilkinson

Norman D. Wilkinson

Executive Director
Office: 2nd floor, Washburn
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5957
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 View Profile


Brent French

Brent E. French

Exec Dir, Finance & Operations
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5792
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