Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, and Deputy General Counsel

Willis G. Wang

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Willis WangWillis Wang has been with the Office of the General Counsel since January 1998 and became Deputy General Counsel in May 2005. He was appointed an Assistant Secretary in September 2005. In January 2010, he was appointed Vice President for Global Operations, and in July 2011, he became Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs (which encompassed Global Operations).  As Deputy General Counsel, Mr. Wang assists with the administration of the office. Mr. Wang’s main areas of practice at OGC have covered international, corporate, private equity, environmental health and safety, commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, employment, investment management, technology transfer, and general business matters.

As Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, Mr. Wang is a member of the University Provost’s Cabinet and plays a senior leadership role in the development, coordination, implementation, and oversight of the University’s global strategy. In this position, he manages BU Global Programs with its global operations support functions.  He also has management oversight over three additional divisions, the University’s Study Abroad division, Center for English Language and Orientation Programs, and International Students & Scholars Office, which, together with the Global Programs office, consist of over 390 people in 15 cities around the world.   Willis partners with BU’s individual schools and colleges to ensure a holistic and systematic approach to the development and administration of international initiatives, and to encourage collaboration and synergy across the University. Before joining OGC, Mr. Wang was Assistant General Counsel, an Assistant Secretary, and a Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager at Molten Metal Technology, Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also was an enforcement lawyer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston and in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Emory University with a B.A. in 1987, Mr. Wang earned his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1991.


Assistant to the Vice President and Associate Provost: Melissa Malone