Mike is responsible for developing graduate programs delivered through WPI’s Corporate and Professional Education Department. He helps WPI support the educational needs of both corporate partners and individual students. Further, Mike improves the quality of the student experience by working with faculty to update the curriculum and share best practices in course delivery, both online and classroom. Mike brings over 35 years of professional experience to this role. Mike and his wife Kathy have two grown children and live on Cape Cod.
“It is a privilege to partner with organizations, collaboratively assess the needs of their employees, and ultimately provide them with an educational solution that moves their business forward.”
Specializes in the Life Sciences industry, and works with organizations to create custom programs at the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center. With strong knowledge of pharmaceutical biotech and life sciences, Ryan understands first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing these industries. As a result, he is able to aid customers with finding the right solutions to ensure current and future success for their companies, by strategically analyzing companies and proposing potential solutions to meet their needs.
Stacy Chiaramonte is the Executive Director for WPI’s Corporate and Professional Education (CPE) department, responsible for the management, goal setting, and day-to-day operation of the CPE department, as well as managing the functions of the CPE business (IE: Recruitment, Marketing, Operations, Technology Development and Program Delivery). Stacy is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for student-centric education programs targeted toward PT working professionals and other non-traditional students at WPI, as well as the implementation and execution of all online and corporate education programs delivered through CPE. During Stacy’s tenure, WPI Online has doubled the number of programs offered and grown the number of enrolled students while increasing student support and quality. Stacy holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a MBA from Babson College.
"Being able to represent Worcester Polytechnic Institute is incredibly humbling. I have so much respect for the entire WPI family and what we do on a daily basis to improve the world in which we live.”
Joining Corporate and Professional Education in 2002, Sue has worked in many roles within the organization. In her current position, she works with individual students and organizations who are interested in advancing their education with WPI’s online graduate programs. Sue is an experienced, detail-oriented professional and a skilled administrator, communicator and manager. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and began her career with Marriott, opening five new hotels for the hotel chain during a period of significant growth. She loves to help students navigate the process to an advanced degree.
Contact me if you're interested in:
- Bioscience Administration
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Life Sciences Management
- Power Systems Engineering
- Power Systems Management
“WPI is a university with prestigious history and world-changing achievements. Being able to help students who will become part of this history makes me very proud of my role as an influencer.”
Within this capacity, Pete collaborates with development and operations to deliver graduate programs and professional development workshops to meet the needs of both individual students and corporate clients. With over 19 years of experience in high profile and strong relationship management, Pete demonstrates the ability to develop and effectively manage WPI’s educational services. Customer satisfaction is his first priority and the foundation of his management style. He is passionate about helping corporations and students achieve high levels of innovation and productivity through educational Programs.
“Earning an advanced degree provides individuals with the confidence and knowledge to work smarter and faster. The new doors that are opened can make the difference between working to make a living and being richly immersed in the career of their dreams.”
As a manager of online programs, Amanda works with numerous departments across campus, WPI leadership and operations teams, to ensure the highest quality of online learning and customer service for online graduate programs. With her past experience, Amanda honed her skills in client engagement, needs analysis, and solutions development for clients with revenues in excess of $1 billion. She is also well-versed in market research and analysis, strategic planning, product launches, budgeting, and financial planning. Amanda holds a Master's of Public Administration from American International College and a BS in Management from Bridgewater State University.
Contact me if you're interested in:
- Data Science
- Robotics Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Systems Thinking
In her 10 years at WPI, Rachel has assumed a variety of leadership roles in WPI’s Sales, Business, and Educational Program Development. She earned her MBA from WPI in 2013, while working full-time. As a Corporate and Professional Education leader, Rachel is responsible for the overall strategy and growth of each line of business within the department. This includes the assessment of opportunities, evaluation of ROI, resource allocation, and collaboration with other department leaders to form a cohesive engagement strategy between WPI and outside constituents.
“Working in higher education is rewarding that in a small way I can help a potential student in planning their future, and their personal growth.”
“I am proud to work at a university as well-established and progressive as WPI because of the culture of community that permeates the WPI experience. WPI students and faculty are passionate about what they do.”
Dan assists in developing and delivering graduate programs and professional development workshops to meet the needs of corporate customers, as well as individual students. Prior to joining WPI, Dan worked at the College of the Holy Cross where he held multiple positions within the Office of Admissions. Dan is a self- starter whose strong communication and relationship- building skills allow him to develop and effectively manage WPI’s integrated educational solutions. Dan is a highly skilled and creative professional who continues to look for unique ways to adapt to customers’ needs. His background in higher education allows him to offer visionary solutions to the complex problems our corporate customers face.