Presidential Initiatives & Commissions

Presidential Initiatives

Presidential Initiatives are formed based on President Berkey’s awareness of the need to address the issues of sustainability and diversity throughout the WPI community. Current initiatives include:

Presidential Commissions

In 2004-05 President Dennis Berkey proposed the creation of six Presidential Commissions to address issues and concerns brought forth by members of the WPI community since his appointment the previous spring.  President Berkey’s interest was in capitalizing on a newcomer’s “fresh eyes and open ears” to address issues that were on the minds of WPI’s community members. The seven Commissions President Berkey formed are as follows:

Various Commission discussions also led to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Graduate Studies positions.