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Grace J. Wang, PhD

A materials scientist and highly accomplished and collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, Grace J. Wang, PhD, began her term as the 17th president of WPI on April 3, 2023. 
Learn more about the career path that led Grace to WPI. 

"In a community where transforming lives is as much about student well-being as it is about our distinctive project-based education and purpose-driven research, I have found my place, my home, as WPI’s 17th president." - Grace J. Wang


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Grace J. Wang, PhD, Formally Installed as WPI's 17th President

WPI celebrated the inauguration of Grace J. Wang, PhD, on March 22, 2024. The ceremony was attended by faculty, staff, and students; delegates from more than 30 colleges and universities and learned societies; federal, state and local dignitaries; and special guests.

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Moving Forward Together

Read President Wang's message to the community when she took the helm on April 3, 2023. 

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President Wang Shares Her Thoughts in Q&A

In a Q&A with WPI's Journal, President Wang shared her excitement for working with the campus community to advance WPI's strengths in purpose-driven education and research.

President Wang's First Year and Beyond: Leading and Connecting

Since taking the helm in April of 2023, President Wang has been involved in many of WPI's events and activitiesdeepening her connections with the WPI community and planning for WPI's future endeavors. 

"All my interactions and listening have deepened my understanding of our history, culture, and community and excited me for what’s ahead." President Grace J. Wang
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President Wang met with students during one of WPI's Wellness Days.

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The School of Arts & Sciences holds "Arts & Sciences Week," featuring panel discussions and other activities related to important topics affecting society.

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President Wang held her first town hall for faculty and staff soon after taking over as president.

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WPI and Holy Cross announced a new partnership to develop innovative dual degree programs.


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