Meet the Team

Dr. Constanza Cabello

Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement

Phone Number: 508-626-4515
email: ccabello@framingham.edu

Constanza joined the university in July of 2019. She provides broad vision, management, counsel, and strategic planning to enhance the learning, living, and working community of all campus members. Her foundations in leadership, social justice, and student development guide her efforts to advance inclusive excellence on campus and in the community.

Constanza is a leading voice in professional associations that aim to advance the field of higher education. She has held several leadership positions with NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) and was selected to participate in the Social Justice Training Institute and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education Standards of Professional Practice Institute. She also serves on the teaching faculty at the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center for their Equity Institutes. In addition to her professional involvements, she enjoys serving her hometown as a board member for the Randolph Dream Project, which is a nonprofit focused on college support and mentorship for Randolph, Massachusetts public school students.

Constanza’s intersecting identities shape her leadership, instruction, and research interests. She is a proud Chilena, child of immigrants, and first-generation college graduate. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, discovering new eateries, and spending time with family, friends, and her pup, Luna.

Eric Nguyen

Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence

Phone Number: 508-215-5888
email: enguyen@framingham.edu

Office: Center for Inclusive Excellence, O'Connor Hall

Eric joined the Framingham State University fRAMily in June 2021 as the Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence. Eric brings extensive experience developing programs that prioritize equity, social justice, and belonging for all students through identity-based affinity groups, inclusive programming such as Heritage Awareness Months, and collaboration with campus and community partners. In particular, Eric is committed to an intersectional approach that centers and uplifts the voices and narratives of students who hold historically marginalized identities.

Prior to joining FSU, Eric’s work focused on expanding academic opportunities and building community to empower first-generation, undocumented, and low-income students of color in middle school, high school, and college settings. Eric currently serves the town of Natick, MA, as a member of the Equity Task Force, and he previously worked on the town’s planning committee for Earth Day celebrations.

In his free time, Eric enjoys outdoor activities including rock climbing, trail running, and mountain biking. He is also an avid photographer, and he enjoys birdwatching, hiking, and gardening with his wife Bonnie. Eric holds a masters degree in education leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelors degree in psychology from Amherst College. He is currently enrolled in the doctor of education program at Northeastern University. His research interests are shaped by critical race and community cultural wealth theories and focus on the ways in which minoritized students navigate power dynamics throughout their college experience.

Emmanuella Gibson

Executive Administrative Assistant

Phone Number: 508-626-4512
email: Egibson2@framingham.edu

In 2019, Emmanuella Gibson joined the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement as the Executive Assistant. Emmanuella understands the importance of working in a place rich in diversity initiatives and is committed to carrying out the mission of inclusive excellence in both work and life. Her roles have included: Coordinator of the Pathways Internship Program, Co-Chair of Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Chair of the CDI Budget Subcommittee; and she has been a long-standing member of the Intercultural Ceremony Planning Committee, Employee of Color Affinity Group, Employee Caregiver Affinity Group, and has been an advisor for the Black Student Union and M.I.S.S.

In addition, Emmanuella has given her support to the Pride Across Generations event, Brother2Brother student group, Women Making History Now, and has been featured as a presenter for the MISS student club event. Previously, Emmanuella served as Legal Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff, General Counsel, and Secretary to the Board of Trustees here at FSU.

Emmanuella enjoys reading, drawing/painting, cooking, exercising and teaching Pilates, and spending time with family and friends; and she delights in being a mother to a very bright and active kindergartener. Emmanuella is a Candidate for a Master in Business Administration (Management) degree from Framingham State University.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Atlantic Union College, where she also worked for several years in both the Human Resources department and the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. Emmanuella has always had an interest in the development of people and organizations, and how they work together to achieve excellence in higher education. She has a passion to enhance the growth and prosperity of individuals and institutions through intelligent and thoughtful organizational leadership and administration.