Interim President Winston Oluwole “Wole” Soboyejo
Provost and Senior Vice President Winston Oluwole “Wole” Soboyejo was appointed interim president by the Board of Trustees in February 2022 and assumed the role on May 16, 2022. A highly accomplished academic and administrative leader, he first joined WPI in 2016 as the Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering and was named provost and senior vice president in 2019.
Known for being a collaborator with great respect for the knowledge and experience of those around him, as provost Soboyejo leveraged his noteworthy record of building global research and educational partnerships to help launch The Global School at WPI. He also joined key stakeholders in facilitating interdisciplinary research teams that are driving new collaborations and innovations—and he worked closely with trustees, administration, and faculty to bring about new opportunities for teaching faculty including a tenure track.