University Leadership

The administration provides services that support the academic mission of WPI. These services include governance of the academic program, as well as the oversight of finances, budget, facilities, human resources, and campus safety. We strive to foster a sense of collaboration, and to provide a diverse, vibrant community in which to learn, live, and work together.

Senior VP & General Counsel, General Counsel

Phone: +1 (508) 8314993

David Bunis serves as the senior vice president and general counsel at WPI. As the university’s first chief legal officer, Bunis brings decades of legal experience to the role. A member of the senior management team, Bunis helps guide WPI through the full scope of legal issues facing universities, including enterprise risk management, Title IX compliance, intellectual property, disciplinary investigations, institutional governance and compliance, real estate, and more. As a practicing attorney, Bunis has represented some of the largest nonprofits and universities throughout New England. He ...

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Senior VP for Student Affairs, Dean of Students

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5507

Philip Clay serves as WPI’s Vice President of Student Affairs. A seasoned higher education professional, Philip Clay has worked in student affairs for 36 years. Vice President Clay oversees an array of student services and programs designed to support WPI’s 6,900 full and part time undergraduate and graduate students. He is responsible for the leadership of the Student Affairs Division which includes Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics, Rubin Campus Center and Student Activities, Residential and Dining Services, Health Services, Student Development and Counseling, Accessibility ...

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Interim Senior Vice President and Provost, Office of the Provost

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5397

Arthur Heinricher is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and a Professor of Mathematical Sciences. As dean, he is responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of the undergraduate experience at WPI, providing leadership and working with the faculty to implement new undergraduate curricular and structural changes. Together with the Dean of Students, he works to ensure an appropriate balance and synergy between academics and student life. In 2012, Heinricher led the university’s self-study working with faculty and administration to facilitate the external review for ...

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Vice President, Enrollment Management,
Enrollment Management

I’m originally from Sutton, MA, and lived in Central Massachusetts until leaving to attend Union College where I earned a BA in History. After testing the waters in private industry, I returned to my alma mater as an admissions professional before going on to lead admissions teams at three other colleges and universities in the Northeast. I joined WPI in 2015 and have the pleasure of working with both the admissions and student aid & financial literacy teams. My father is a WPI alumnus, and I have always loved this school and the Worcester area. Far and away, my favorite part of ...

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Senior Vice President of Talent & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer,
Talent & Inclusion

Since January 2022, Lauren Turner has served as senior vice president of talent and inclusion and chief diversity officer at WPI. Reporting directly to the President, she oversees all aspects of WPI’s human resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) functions, including compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development, organizational development, employee engagement, labor relations, and employee relations, HR information systems, data and analytics, DEI, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME). WPI ...

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