The WPI community cares deeply that the university choose the right leader as its 17th president. Community listening sessions and stakeholder meetings have highlighted the importance of high levels of involvement and transparency, as well as a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and building community. These early insights on process—along with WPI’s governing documents and current best practice in presidential searches in higher education—have led to the operating model described in this update.
Importantly, there will be ongoing sessions—both virtual and on-campus—to give all members of the WPI community the opportunity to have their voices heard as the presidential position specifications are being developed. Watch for more information on open campus engagement sessions for faculty, staff and students. In addition, the entire campus community is invited to engage in a newly created survey to provide input.