Michaele Whelan, President
Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University

Michaele Whelan is the ninth President of Wheaton College and is a leader in higher education administration and a scholar of modern and postmodern American literature with a focus on gendered narratology. Whelan took office on Jan. 1, 2022, coming to Wheaton from Emerson College, where she served as provost. Through her work as an academic leader, Whelan has developed a reputation as an innovator in the development of new educational programs and for increasing academic and inclusive excellence and equity through a broad array of initiatives with faculty, staff and students. If you would like to contact President Whelan or the Office of the President, please use the contact information provided below.

Phone: 508-286-8244
Email: president@wheatoncollege.edu

Walter Caffey, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission & Student Aid
M.P.A., Northeastern University
B.A., Rhode Island College

Walter Caffey is the Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions & Student Aid. Caffey leads the college’s admission and recruitment of prospective students and their families, both locally and globally. He also oversees Student Financial Services (SFS), providing assistance with student accounts and payment options, loan/debt counseling, recommendations about financing options, and additional financial aid guidance. The office also handles student employment. If you would like to contact Walter Caffey, the Office of Admission or SFS, please use the contact information provided below.

Phone: 508-286-8251
Email: admission@wheatoncollge.edu; sfs@wheatoncollege.edu

Merritt Crowley, Vice President for College Advancement
B.A., Tufts University

Merritt A. Crowley is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision for all aspects of the college’s fundraising activities and constituent relationships and oversees the division of advancement, which currently includes, alumni relations, the Wheaton Fund, advancement operations, major gifts, gift planning, corporate and foundation relations, advancement communications and donor relations. If you would like to contact Merritt A. Crowley or the Advancement office, please use the contact information provided below.

Phone: 508-286-3510
Email: alum@wheatoncollege.edu; wheatonfund@wheatoncollege.edu

Karen McCormack, Interim Provost
Ph.D., M.A., Boston College
B.A., Clark University

Karen McCormack enacts the mission of her office by overseeing the academic affairs division. This includes the faculty, the curriculum, various academic affairs offices (Academic Advising, Career Services, Center for Global Education, Institutional Research, Office of the Registrar, Wallace Library), innovation spaces, arts programming, Early Educaton Center and the Beard and Weil Galleries. The Interim Provost works collaboratively within and outside academic affairs to promote, enrich and support a student-centered liberal arts experience based on innovative and integrative education. If you would like to contact Karen McCormack or the Provost’s Office, please use the contact information provided below.

Phone: 508-286-3643
Email: provost@wheatoncollege.edu

Darnell T. Parker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Ed.D, Widener University
M.S.W., B.S.W., Syracuse University

Darnell T. Parker is responsible for overseeing the Student Affairs division. The Student Affairs Division includes: Campus Life (Residential Life and Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership – SAIL), Campus Safety, Counseling Center, Health Services, Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART) Office, and Dean of Students Office. Students may come to the Dean of Students Office for a number of reasons. They might be seeking assistance with a difficult personal or academic situation, or like an objective point of view or perhaps mediation with other students or faculty. If you would like to contact Dr. Parker or the Dean of Students Office, please use the contact information provided below.

Phone: 508-286-8218
Email: deanofstudents@wheatoncollege.edu

Suzi Robinson, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
B.S., Boston University

Suzi Robinson is the Vice President for Marketing and Communications, the Division responsible for the College’s brand strategy, creative, communications, and developing marketing and digital initiatives to support Wheaton’s overall mission and its academic, enrollment and advancement goals. If you would like to contact Suzi Robinson or the Division of Marketing Communications, please use the contact information provided below.

Phone: 508-286-3223
Email: info@wheatoncollege.edu

Roger Stackpoole, Vice President for Finance and Administration
M.B.A., Georgetown University
B.S., Le Moyne College

The Finance and Administration Division provides a wide range of services to the entire college community through the following offices: Business Services, Conference and Event Services, Finance Office, Information Technology, Human Resources, Campus Safety and Physical Plant. If you would like to contact Roger Stackpoole, please use the contact information provided below.

Phone: 508-286-3440
Email: financevp@wheatoncollege.edu