Meet The Team

Information Technology Services Senior Leadership Team

Office Location: Room 213 
Phone: 508-831-5136
Fax: 508-831-5483
Vijay Menta
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Information Technology Management

Phone: +1 (508) 8316075

Vijay Menta is WPI’s Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. He oversees Network Operations, Systems Services, Application Administration, Data Architecture, Enterprise Resource Planning, Support Services, Project Management, Academic Technologies, Research Computing, and IT Security for WPI community and plays a major role in the strategic initiatives of the university. Vijay joined WPI from Middlebury College where he was the Vice President & CIO. While there, he directed the completion of the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project for the ...

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Kate Beverage
Associate CIO, Academic Technologies, Information Technology Management

Phone: +1 (508) 8316012

Kate's primary responsibility is to lead the ATC’s outreach efforts to the WPI community with regards to the use of instructional technologies in teaching and learning. Kate also collaborates with academic departments concerning the policies, planning, and management of e-learning and blended initiatives on campus.

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Jonathan Eck
Associate CIO, Enterprise Cloud Systems and Integration Services, Information Technology Management

Jonathan Eck is the Associate CIO for Enterprise Cloud Systems & Integration Services. He provides leadership to the Enterprise Team in the support of WPI's enterprise resource planning and student information systems, integrations with third-party systems, and university-wide data management. The Enterprise Team is dedicated to operational excellence and a streamlined user experience. He holds a BFA from New York University.

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LeeAnn LeClerc
Chief Information Security & Technology Officer, Information Technology Management

Phone: +1 (508) 8316774

Welcome to the fortress of cybersecurity expertise, where LeeAnn LeClerc, CISSP and the Information Security & Architecture team stand as the vigilant guardians of our digital landscape. As WPI’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), LeeAnn brings a wealth of experience and a strategic vision to fortify WPI against the evolving landscape of cyber threats.A seasoned cybersecurity professional with a career spanning more than 20 years in Information Technology including networking, infrastructure and cybersecurity, Leeann has dedicated her expertise to the art and science of securing ...

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Siamak Najafi
Associate CIO, Academic Research Strategy & Innovation, Information Technology Management

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5752

Sia Najafi is Executive Director of Academic and Research Computing group. Sia provides vision and leadership in developing strategic plans and policies to guide and manage research computing infrastructure and support at WPI. Sia and his team support and manage research data and high-performance computer clusters to accommodate the expanding WPI research mission and meet federal guidelines for research data management.Sia is a WPI alumnus with his BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering.

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