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WPI President Laurie Leshin is an accomplished academic and administrative leader, geochemist, and space scientist.

At the helm of WPI since June 1, 2014, President Leshin is focused on elevating the impact of this “technological university with a human heart and a global reach,” believing passionately that the way WPI approaches STEM learning and discovery is the way it should be approached. 


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President Leshin and Provost Winston (Wole) Soboyejo strategizing on the launch of The Global School early in 2020.
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A Conversation with President Leshin and Jean King, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

In a recent conversation, President Leshin and Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, discuss the essential role of humanities and arts at a STEM institution and how those fundamental issues impact all disciplines.


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Stay Current with President Leshin's Tweets


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Media Coverage

President Leshin speaks with CBS Boston’s Paula Ebben hours after William Shatner’s historic trip to space, saying there has been new excitement around aerospace studies and WPI growing numbers in this field of study is proof.

The Boston Globe quoted President Leshin in the front-page article. “The Delta variant is the wild card all of higher ed is watching now,” Leshin, who leads the Massachusetts Higher Education Working Group, told The Globe. “University COVID response teams across the state are actively tracking and planning for a variety of scenarios.”