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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.

Laurie Leshin

Laurie A. Leshin

President
Office: Boynton Hall
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5200
Laurie Leshin took office as the 16th President of WPI on June 1, 2014. She brings with her 20 years of experience as an academic and administrative leader and an accomplished record as a geochemist and space scientist.  Learn more about President Leshin . View Profile
Winston Soboyejo

Winston Soboyejo

Senior Vice President and Provost
Office: 100 Institute Road
Winston (Wole) Soboyejo was named Provost and Senior Vice President of WPI in October 2019 , after joining WPI in September 2016  as the Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering . Provost Soboyejo came to WPI from Princeton University, where he was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and a renowned materials scientist and engineer. For two years, he led WPI’s School of Engineering. ... View Profile
David Bunis

David A Bunis

Senior VP & 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. ... View Profile
Philip Clay

Philip N. Clay

Senior VP for Student Affairs
Office: Rubin Campus Center, 228
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. ... View Profile
Dana Harmon

Dana Leigh Harmon

Director, PE, Rec & Athletics
Office: Sports and Recreation Center
Phone: +1 (508) 8315243
Dana Harmon has served as the director of physical education, recreation, and athletics at WPI since 2002, and is the first woman to serve in the role. As director, she oversees WPI’s NCAA Division III varsity athletic program of 20 sports teams and more than 650 student-athletes, the physical education program for the university’s 4,200 undergraduates, a recreation program with over 40 club sports for more than 700 students, and an intramural program with over 1,500 participants. ... View Profile
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Amy M. Morton

Amy M Morton

Senior VP & Chief of Staff
Office: Boynton Hall, 3rd Floor
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6556
Amy Morton is vice president and chief of staff to the president at WPI, a position she has held since 2017. She brings more than 25 years of business leadership experience to the role, both as a highly successful marketing and communications leader and as a teacher, advocate, and professional development consultant. She is passionate about advancing the university—through her leadership on campus and through her work externally to elevate the institution’s stature in the world. She began her tenure at WPI as Chief Marketing Officer, a position she held from 2011 to 2017. ... View Profile
Patty Patria

Patty Patria

VP, Information Technology CIO
Patricia Patria is WPI’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer.  She plays a vital role in strategic leadership for the planning and delivery of major IT initiatives on campus, as well as overseeing Network Operations, Systems Services, Application Administration, Data Architecture, Enterprise Resource Planning, Support Services, Project Management, Academic Technologies, Research Computing, and IT Security. ... View Profile
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Bogdan Vernescu

Bogdan M. Vernescu

Vice Provost Research
Office: Boynton Hall
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6411
Bogdan Vernescu is currently Professor of mathematical sciences and the Vice Provost for Research. His research is in applied mathematics for multiscale materials sciences, focusing on the characterization of material properties of composites, porous media, suspensions, emulsions and electrorheological/magnetorheological materials. He has published over 60 research papers, a monograph and a proceedings volume. ... View Profile