Delfina Wilson, Ph.D.
Delfina Wilson, Ph.D., joined Kansas City Kansas Community College as the Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Services in July 2016. In this role, she is responsible for a range of programs that serve to advise, educate and advocate for students through formal and informal intervention processes. In addition, her office administers and adjudicates violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
As the Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Services, Dean Wilson provides direct leadership over a wide variety of KCKCC departments, including those within Office of Counseling & Advocacy, Student Health Services, Student Success Center, Student Activities, Student Disability Supportive Services, the Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, Registrar’s and the Early Childhood Center. She works to ensure that all members of the student community are living and functioning in a safe and comfortable environment where they can learn and grow. Staff members in the division collaborate with students, staff, faculty, parents, and community partners to support students in reaching their academic and personal success.
Her career has included working at small, mid-sized, and large research institutions. She has previously served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the Nova Southeastern University (2013-2016). She served as the Dean of Students/District Director Recruitment at East Mississippi Community College (2009-2012), and as a Workforce Specialist at East Mississippi Community College (2006-2009). Dr. Wilson also held faculty appointments at Nova Southeastern University, the University of Miami, East Central Community College, and East Mississippi Community College. She served as active duty military with the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Officer from 1994-1998. She was stationed in Albuquerque, NM.
Dr. Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Mississippi State University in 2004, she holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University (2005), and earned her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Community College Leadership also from Mississippi State University (2009).
Dr. Wilson (more commonly known as Delfi) was born in Havana, Cuba but grew up in Miami, Florida. Dr. Wilson and her husband, Robert, are the proud parents of twins, Ricky and Destiny. In her spare time, Dr. Wilson enjoys traveling, entertaining, shopping, going to the beach and watching college football.