Mary Beth Harrity Retirement Gathering

Monday, June 3, 2024
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Floor/Room #
Great Hall

Dear Colleagues,


I hope this message finds you well. Today marks a significant moment for the IT Department as we announce the retirement of Mary Beth Harrity. Mary Beth has been an integral part of the WPI community for 35 years, with 25 of those dedicated to various roles within IT. Her journey began in 1989 when she joined as the Coordinator for the Major Selection Program in the Student Development Center (later the Career Development Center). In 1999, she transitioned to the College Computer Center (CCC), where she took on diverse roles, including Director of the ATC and, most recently, Associate CIO for Academic Technologies.


While it's bittersweet to bid farewell, we are filled with immense gratitude for the privilege of working alongside Mary Beth. As she embarks on this well-deserved retirement, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate her remarkable achievements and express our heartfelt appreciation for her 35 years of dedication to WPI.


Please join us in giving Mary Beth a memorable send-off on Monday, June 3rd, from 3pm to 5pm in the Higgins House Great Hall. This gathering will be an opportunity to meet not only Mary Beth but also her primary motivator for retirement: her 7-month-old grandson, Colton. Mary Beth also plans to indulge in her passion for camping during retirement, a hobby she has long-enjoyed during summer vacations and long weekends.


Mary Beth, your presence will be deeply missed, but your impact will resonate within our department for years to come. We wish you all the happiness and fulfillment as you embark on this new chapter of your life.


Warm regards,




Vijay Menta (he/him/his) 

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Information Technology Services

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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