Meet the Student Life Team
Vice President for Student Life
Cynthia Forrest has a distinguished record of professional achievement, having served for 21 years at Framingham State University both as the Dean of Students and as the Vice President for Student Services. In addition, she also served as the Vice President for Student Affairs for six years at the University of New England. She earned her Doctorate and Master's degrees in Administration, Management and Social Policy from Harvard University. She also holds a Master's degree in Counselor Education and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina. In addition to her many accomplishments, she has led student affairs on several large campuses and, in each appointment, focused on enhancing the relationship between academic affairs and student life to ensure student success.
Darcy Dubois, M.Ed.
Director of Residence Life
Darcy Dubois 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 complement the teachings of the classroom. She is known to her staff as "the change agent."
Coordinator of Student Activities and New Student Orientation
Lucibele Delgado is a recent graduate of Salem State University, where she was honored in several roles as an exceptional student leader. While at Salem State, she served in several positions in the Student Government Association, including president and vice president. She was also a Resident Assistant, an Orientation Leader, an Admissions Ambassador, a member of the Black, Brown and Proud affinity group, and an assistant in the Student Involvement and Activities Office for several years. In her various roles, she assisted in implementing large-scale programs, was a resource for students and their families, and worked closely as a mentor for first year and transfer students. She also passionately worked to create partnerships with the Board of Trustees, University President and various campus offices to host workshops, demonstrations, and discussions to create awareness around important diversity initiatives.
Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
Denise Phillips joins the Student Life staff as a demonstrated innovator with over 20 years of experience addressing issues of diversity and inclusion, social justice, intersectionality, and student leadership and development. As Director of Multicultural Student Affairs, she will promote student growth and development, create and implement diversity and inclusion trainings and programs, assist in advancing the social justice mission of the College, advise affinity clubs, supervise the Multicultural Center, and forge alliances with community organizations. Before coming to Wheelock, she served in multiple roles at Tufts University in its Africana Center. She received both her bachelor's degree (Liberal Studies) and master's degree (Critical Race Studies & Education) from Lesley University, along with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies.
Kayla Pulsifer joined the Wheelock community in 2010 as an undergraduate student, earning her B.S. in Developmental Psycology. She found an interest and passion for higher education during her undergraduate career, where she served as a Resident Assistant for three years. She then continued to grow with the Wheelock community as a Resident Director in Pilgrim House beginning in 2015. In addition to Residence Life, she joined the Student Life team in 2017 and is excited to expand her experiences in higher education. In her free time she enjoys drinking coffee, exploring the city, and visiting her friends and family in Rhode Island.