Meet the Team

Office Location: Main Level
Phone: 508-831-5201
Fax: 508-831-5581
Philip Clay
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Dean of Students

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5507

Philip Clay serves as WPI’s Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. A seasoned higher education professional, Philip Clay has worked in student affairs for 36 years. Vice President Clay oversees an array of student services and programs designed to support WPI’s 6,900 full and part time undergraduate and graduate students. He is responsible for the leadership of the Student Affairs Division which includes Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics, Rubin Campus Center and Student Activities, Residential and Dining Services, Health Services, Student Development ...

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Lauren Buffone
Care Team Case Manager, Dean of Students

Lauren Buffone is the CARE Team Case Manager and has been at WPI since February 2022. In this role, she manages a group of professional staff members on campus to support and guide students to identify and connect to resources as needed. In partnership with students, faculty and staff, the CARE Team promotes the safety and well-being of students while empowering them to access academic, social and interpersonal support. Prior to WPI, Lauren was the program director of a residential experiential education program and has worked in different capacities in youth mentoring, volunteer ...

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Jen Irving
Executive Administrator, Dean of Students

Jennifer joined WPI as the Executive Assistant in April 2022. Prior to WPI, Jen worked as a Student Advisor at Dynamy Internship Year. She enjoys the opportunity to help students discover their passions and loves watching them grow their self-advocacy skills. Jen received her BA in Communication and Conflict Resolution from Juniata College. She then went on to earn her MSW from The University of Vermont. Jen has experience as a Wilderness Therapy Instructor, as a Student Advisor for Graduate and Doctorate Level Students, and in the field of Child Welfare, working specifically with ...

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Charles Morse
Dean of Student Wellness, Dean of Students

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5540

Charlie has been with the SDCC since 1993 and assumed the role of Director of Counseling in 2005. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with a MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. Charlie works directly with students and also oversees WPI’s innovative training and consultation programs on recognizing and responding to student distress.  He has an expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which helps students move towards their values with openness and acceptance. Additionally, Charlie's focus includes leadership development and performance enhancement for ...

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Emily Perlow
Dean of Students, Dean of Students

Phone: +1 (508) 8315060

The holistic WPI experience, both inside and outside the classroom, is a phenomenal learning laboratory that can prepare students for their future lives as leaders and citizens. At WPI, students have the opportunity to take risks, try new skills and opportunities, and to learn from them. The spirit of collaboration, value for student input, and culture of innovation makes WPI a place where students can build meaningful relationships with students, faculty, and staff who share their passions and interests. I am committed to ensuring that students make meaning of their curricular and ...

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Christine Sharry
Assistant Dean of Students, Dean of Students

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5658

Christine has primary oversight over large scale programs such as Family Weekend and New Student Orientation, while also directly advising the Student Government Association, Peddler, and the Senior Class Board. Christine works with the Student Activities team to serve as a resource to all student organizations on campus and works to ensure students are engaged outside of the classroom.  

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Gregory Snoddy
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5800

As your Dean of Students, if there is one word that epitomizes a typical WPI student, it would be Passion. Our students are passionate about their academic and social experiences. What I really enjoy about our campus community is centered on our students – they are honest, well intentioned individuals who are willing and able to help each other as needed. As the Dean of Students, my role is to help create a warm and welcoming campus environment for our students, and to help remove roadblocks that inhibit their academic and social success.

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Andrea Trimmer
Director, Systems Integration and Information Analyst, Dean of Students

Phone: +1 (508) 8315460

Andrea serves as a liaison between the Student Affairs Division, IT resources, and the WPI Unified Digital Campus (UDC) project teams. In this role, Andrea works as part of a campus-wide team of Information Analysts by assisting in the design, development, testing and integration of IT tools, applications and products.

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