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Meet Our Staff

Wilmarie Rodriguez
Associate Dean of Students & Director of Academic Enrichment Programs

Wilmarie is a native of Brooklyn, NY, but was raised in Puerto Rico. Throughout her career, Wilmarie experienced the pleasure of working and interacting with different populations of students. She considers herself an advocate for students and believes access to a solid education provides students with the opportunity to succeed in life.

Because every student is different, unique, and important, Wilmarie treats each and every one of them with respect. She strives to develop relationships with her students that allow her to understand their specific needs and what they seek to gain from their educational experience. Wilmarie likes to foster an environment that assists students in effectively navigating through their academics, as well as, imparting wisdom and accountability. Her intention is that each student she comes in contact with becomes well-rounded, feels empowered to think independently, and grows intellectually.

Wilmarie holds an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in Adult Education. Currently, she is in the final phase of her doctoral program in educational policy, planning, and leadership with a specialization in higher education administration at the William & Mary School of Education. Wilmarie is also a veteran of the U. S. Army. When Wilmarie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching football.

Claire Forbes
Coordinator of Academic Enrichment Programs

Claire is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and completed her B.A. in History at Sewanee: The University of the South in a tiny town in Tennessee. After college, Claire stayed in the area and worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, where she was also an academic advisor and ran a student leadership program. Prior to coming to William & Mary, Claire completed her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with concentrations in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. While at Vanderbilt, she served as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards & Academic Integrity. Claire also held a positions at Vanderbilt in Peabody’s Gradate Admissions Office and in Student Centers. When she is not at work, Claire enjoys cooking, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She is happy to now call Williamsburg home.