Dr. Constanza “Connie” Cabello has been named the first-ever vice president for diversity, inclusion and community engagement at Framingham State University in Massachusetts.
Cabello, currently the director of intercultural affairs and assistant to the president for institutional diversity at Stonehill College, will began her new role on July 15. She will be joined by incoming provost and vice president for academic affairs Dr. Angela M. Salas.
“I’m really excited to work with the leadership at Framingham State, as well as the students and the larger community,” Cabello said. “I pride myself on being a visible leader. Someone who is out there and really accessible, so I’m looking forward to getting on campus and engaging with the students, faculty and staff.”
During Cabello’s time at Stonehill, she increased support, resources and representation and visibility for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, international students and first-generation college students, said Stonehill president Rev. John Denning, adding that Cabello also “advanced the work of the Institutional Diversity Action Committee by collaborating across divisions to address campus needs and gaps in service.”
Cabello has previously served at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Bryant University. A first-generation college graduate, Cabello received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, a master’ degree from Central Connecticut State University and an EdD from Northeastern University.