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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.

Meet Interim President Soboyejo

"As we look to the future...we want to bring together cutting-edge approaches in project-based education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, connect them to our strengths in STEM education, and then bring together the hands-on and theoretical components in a way that will continue to make WPI students leaders of tomorrow.”

Winston (Wole) Soboyejo, Interim President

WPI Global Leader in Project-based Learning

The Global Leader in Project-based Learning

Projects are at the heart of a WPI education, and our signature project-based approach to a STEM undergraduate education, known as the WPI Plan, is instrumental in preparing students for the future.

WPI students working on materials engineering research

Discovery & Innovation with Purpose

WPI’s research focuses on discovery and innovation that has purpose. Our discoveries address global challenges and often seek solutions starting at the local level—where they impact people and communities first. Faculty and student classroom-to-real-world-work bridges the space between where ideas become opportunities. To this end, WPI’s extensive network of expertsand resources can help turn a spark of imagination into a game-changing gateway.