Meet the Advising Staff
Information for New Students
Both new and current students can click here to access MyWheelock for important information, forms, and resources.
Here are some helpful resources for new and current students:
Malcolm Pace, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Malcolm has worked in the Academic Advising field since 2008 and is excited to continue his goal of paying it forward here at Wheelock College. A native of Brockton, MA, he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he was a passionate student leader who advocated for his peers and surrounding community members. After his time at UMASS Dartmouth, he continued his education at Northeastern University in the College Student Development and Counseling program. It was there that he developed a passion for advising and started his working experience at Bunker Hill Community College in its advising and assessment department.
Aside from working in higher education, Malcolm is a devoted servant to the community who enjoys all types of challenging and thought-provoking tasks. He currently lives in Brockton with his fiance and young son.
Meghan Cassidy, Student Success Specialist
Growing up not too far from Boston, Meghan Cassidy is excited to be back in New England working at Wheelock College as a Student Success Specialist. She graduated from Assumption College with a B.A. in English and Spanish and later completed her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina.
Through her student leadership as an undergraduate and graduate assistantship at the University of South Carolina, Meghan developed a passion for working with student leaders and first-year students. Having co-taught two sections of a first-year seminar at the University of South Carolina, Meghan has experience working with first-year students in their transition to college. Also having served as an academic success coach and creator of the Student Success Call Center at the University of South Carolina, Meghan is a strong supporter of student outreach and understands the importance and value of the holistic college experience that is infused within Wheelock College's campus culture.
Aside from working with students, Meghan also enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures and languages, and spending time in Cape Cod. She is also a Boston sports fan.
David Reed, Student Success Specialist
A native of New Jersey, David received both his B.A. in Human Development and M.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Having worked with numerous student groups during his time as an undergrad, and working closely with incoming first year students during his graduate program at Boston College led David down a path toward being a resource and strong advocate for students.
His passion for social justice and educational equality is a motivating factor in his daily life. It is for these reasons he came to Wheelock College in September of 2012 to take on the role of Student Success Specialist, in which works closely with first-year students as an advisor, guide, and source of support.
In David's spare time, he enjoys watching movies, reading good books, and just enjoying all that Boston has to offer.
Lani Varga, Student Success Specialist / Transfer Advisor
In a 3rd grade classroom in a small town in Ohio, Lani decided that she'd someday live and work in New England and hasn't looked back since. She earned her B.A. in English at Marietta College, where she began her career as a writing tutor, and then earned her M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University before pursuing work at an educational reform non-profit in Boston, as an academic coach and professional writing tutor with Pearson, and as an academic advisor at both CCRI and Northeastern University. She's committed to a holistic student-centered approach to advising, which she's so excited to embrace at Wheelock.
Aside from her professional interests, Lani enjoys photography, baking, travel, used bookstores, British television, and classic Hollywood film.