The Office of Lifetime Engagement encompasses Alumni Relations and the WPI Fund. The Office of Lifetime Engagement is part of the University Advancement division, spearheads a wide range of alumni events, including Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, project center events, giving day, and many others, as well as communications vehicles such as The Bridge, the Global Bulletin, and the alumni website. The staff works closely with:
- Alumni Association, a volunteer-led organization that provides benefits and services to WPI graduates.
- Parents Association
- GOLD Committee (Graduates Of the Last Decade)
- Student Alumni Society (SAS), a student organization that helps to develop leadership, interest and enthusiasm for future generations of alumni while upholding traditions on campus.
Alumni Relations is located in Higgins House and Annual Giving is located at 85 Prescott Street.
The Office of Lifetime Engagement
Peter is the Executive Director of the Office of Lifetime Engagement for Alumni Parents and Friends.
Peter is responsible for fostering and creating positive alumni relationships that assist WPI in meeting the university’s goals. He is lead staff for alumni programming including Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, for coordination with the alumni association; international chapters, and alumni affinity programs. He also oversees the Annual Giving campaigns including the Annual Fund, Staff and Employee giving, Parent’s Fund, Student Call Center and the Student Philanthropy Program.
Prior to joining WPI, Peter was Sr. VP and Chief Professional Officer at United Ways of New England, where he ran a not for profit focused on relationship management and fund raising in some of the largest New England area companies. Peter has spent 25 years at various roles in United Way including; president, interim president, and VP of resource development. He also led two separate United Way mergers and the subsequent integration efforts. He is a graduate of Colby College and has continued his education with management and fund raising courses at Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise and the National Academy for Volunteerism. Peter has served on several nonprofit and trade association boards and is an active volunteer in his community.