Grace Wang, PhD, Named 17th President of WPI
A materials scientist and highly accomplished and collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, Grace Wang, PhD, has been selected as the 17th president of WPI. Elected by the WPI Board of Trustees after an extensive national search, she will join the community on April 3, 2023. Learn more about her.
Getting to Know the WPI Community
President-elect Wang has visited campus several times over the last few months to meet and engage in conversations with WPI students, faculty, staff, and community members before assuming her new role on April 3.
What Others Are Saying
An Introduction to the WPI Community
President-Elect In the News
Jinliu Wang to be 17th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Worcester Polytechnic Institute names Grace Wang as 17th president | Spectrum News (includes video interview with Wang)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute names ‘Grace’ Jinliu Wang as its 17th president | MassLive.com
WPI selects research administrator as first person of color to permanently serve as president | Worcester Business Journal
WPI Names New President | WGBH
WPI Announces New President | WBUR
Dr. “Grace” Jinliu Wang Appointed President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Diverse Issues in Higher Education
A Picture-Perfect Welcome
During her introduction to the WPI community, the president-elect took questions, met some faculty, staff, and students, and shared what she looks forward to in her new role as the 17th president of WPI.