Dennis D. Berkey

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Dennis D. Berkey Currently the 15th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in mathematics from Muskingum College, Miami University, and the University of Cincinnati, respectively. His published research is in applied mathematics, the theory of differential equations and optimal control.


  • "What is good for Worcester is good for WPI."
    • First said in reference to Gateway Park which is a joint development of WPI and the Worcester Business Development Corporation.
  • "We need a CFO to really get his arms around the financial state of the University."
    • Said at the D-Term 2005 Town Meeting while discussing the restructuring of the divisions of the University.
  • "The most important thing we do is undergraduate education. Let me say that again. The most important thing we do is undergraduate education."
    • In a speech to the Class of 2009 on August 25, 2005.
  • "Faculty are our most important resource."
    • Said at the A-Term 2005 Town Meeting
  • "Either you're pulling my leg, or someone is pulling yours. I have no idea what a WPI Wiki is."
    • Referring to the WPIwiki, quoted by Adam Nakama in the Nov. 15, 2005 issue of Tech News
  • "...this will lead to a consolidation of space in Salisbury Hall..."
    • Referring to Salisbury Laboratories in a letter to all alumni

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