Meet the Residence Life Staff
Each living environment is headed by a professional Resident Director (RD) and staffed by student Resident Assistants (RAs), who represent the general philosophies and policies of the Student Life Office. The Residence Life Staff is committed to serving as a resource and guide for Wheelock students as they navigate the transitions and challenges they may face at college.
Darcy Dubois, M.Ed.
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Student Leadership
Darcy joined the Wheelock College community in June of 2008. She proudly serves as the supervisor to both the Residence Life and Student Activities departments. Her responsibilities include overall supervision of the Residence Life staff, housing operations and judicial affairs, as well as supervision of the Student Activities staff, the Student Government Association and all clubs and organizations. She is passionate about creating opportunities for student leadership and advocacy, and believes in the importance of extra-curricular involvement to compliment the teachings of the classroom. She is known to her staff as "the change agent".
Before she came to Wheelock, she spent 6 years at Mount Ida College where she served in various residence life positions, worked closely with international students, and served as an adjunct faculty member. She completed her undergraduate work at Hofstra University and her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at Suffolk University. Darcy loves to spend time with her family, explore the world, eat good food, and use her creative side.
Associate Director of Residence Life/Resident Director of Riverway
In addition to serving as the Resident Director of Riverway House, Ashleigh McClenthen also works full-time as the Associate Director of Residence Life. Her primary responsibilities include overall supervision of the RA program (including hiring and training student staff), student housing, college compliance, and organization of the judicial process. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Boston University, with a focus on community organizing, program development, and human services management. Her other student affairs experience includes advising the Wheelock College Gay-Straight Alliance, holding a position on the Wheelock College PRIDE committee, and serving on the Wheelock College Social Work Advisory Board. In her spare time, Ashleigh enjoys hitting the gym, tattoos, going to the zoo, and watching cartoons.
Resident Director of the Campus Center and Student Residence
Eric Maitland is entering his fourth year as a Resident Director here at Wheelock, and it will be his second year in the Campus Center and Student Residence. As the Coordinator of Student Activities here at Wheelock, Eric advises the Campus Activities Board and oversees the Orientation Staff and New Student Orientation program in the fall. He earned his Master's Degree from Suffolk University in Administration of Higher Education after receiving his BS in Computer Engineering Technology at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Eric enjoys playing/watching sports, traveling to new places, listening to a wide variety of music, and a good piece of BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Resident Director of Colchester
Most recently, Cortney was the manager of the Earl Center at Wheelock, and before that she was the Education Coordinator for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. This year, Cortney began pursuing an MBA from Boston University. She received a BA in English from Williams College and an MA in Humanities with an Art History concentration from the University of Chicago. In her free time, Cortney likes to play the banjolele and cook without recipes. This is her third year as the Resident Director in Colchester House.
Resident Director of Longwood
Katherine Hala has been working in Residence Life at Wheelock College since 2009 and is now in her fifth year as the Resident Director of Longwood House. She loves the tiled stairwell, hardwood floors, and generous windows of her home on campus, and she is happy to share them with a dynamic community of diverse students. In addition to her role as the RD of Longwood, Katherine is the Academic Quality and Compliance Manager at ONCAMPUS Boston, Wheelock's innovative first-year program for international students. Before coming to Wheelock, Katherine spent two years teaching English in Arles, France. Her previous experience in Student Affairs also includes two years as a graduate intern for the Orientation Office at Boston University, her alma mater.
Resident Director of Peabody Hall
Prior to becoming Resident Director of Peabody Hall, Adrienne Kisner worked in residence life at Boston University and Albright College in Reading, PA. Adrienne holds a BA from Albright College in Religious Studies and Spanish, with a minor in Latin American studies, and an MDiv and PhD from Boston University School of Theology. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading young adult fiction, and exploring Boston.
Gabrieal "Gabby" Babin
Resident Director of Pilgrim Hall
Gabby Babin is entering her first year as a Resident Director of Pilgrim and is excited to continue her relationship with Wheelock. Gabby attended Wheelock as an undergraduate and studied human development and child life. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Gabby was a resident assistant in the very residence hall that she is now an RD. Since graduating from Wheelock, Gabby has work in many different capacities with Wheelock. Currently, Gabby is work with ONCAMPUS Boston, an organization that has partnered with Wheelock to bring international students to Wheelock for a first-year program in the American college education system. In her free time, Gabby loves to cook, swim, laugh, Pin, and spend time with family and friends.