Compliance & Risk Management

Within the Division of Finance & Operations, the Office of Compliance & Risk Management serves as a resource to all campus departments for support in their compliance and risk efforts, which protect and preserve WPI’s financial solvency, as well as its human and physical resources.

Compliance involves the ongoing process of conforming to external and internal policies and regulations. The management of this process involves close associations with Human ResourcesEnvironmental & Occupational Safety, the Office of Sponsored Programs (research administration), and others.

Risk Management oversees the purchasing and maintenance of broker relations for the university’s entire insurance program. In addition to obtaining required coverages, the office manages the settlement of liability and property claims with insurance companies and defense counsel. WPI benefits from a community-wide commitment to decentralized, department-level risk mitigation.

Jon Bartelson

Jon Bartelson

Asst VP/Chief Compliance Off

Finance & Operations

Phone: 508-831-5725

Jon became Assistant Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer in July 2015. Jon provides overall guidance and sets direction for all university compliance and risk management including, but not limited to, research compliance, legal, insurance, and enterprise risk management initiatives. He is the community’s primary resource for all issues related to compliance and risk management that affect WPI’s human, operational, financial, strategic, and reputational resources.  Jon has nearly 20 years of experience at WPI, most recently as Associate Chief Information Officer in Information Technology Services. He started his extensive career at WPI after receiving his B.S. in Computer Science in 2001. Additionally, Jon holds a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bentley University.  Visit the Compliance & Risk Management site to learn more...


Our office is open Monday –
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer hours are Monday –
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.