Marguerite Phillips, MA

Marguerite Phillips, MA

Lecturer of Communication, Leadership and Student Success

Phone: (916) 378-3530


  • Doctoral Student - Educational Leadership, University of California, Davis
  • MA - Urban and Environmental Policy (concentration of Children and Family Policy), Tufts University
  • BS – Marketing, Bryant University
  • AOS – Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University


Ms. Phillips is a dedicated educator and student affairs professional with a strong interest in alternative teaching styles. Her past careers in the hospitality, corporate sales and non-profit fields planted the seed for her oral communication and leadership skills. Ms. Phillips has over 18 years of experience in the fields of student affairs, student housing and orientation at three colleges and universities in Massachusetts and Connecticut, both private and public. Before becoming a lecturer at California Northstate University College of Health Sciences, she was a Leadership Coordinator and then Assistant Director of Student Housing and Dining Services at University of California, Davis for ten years.

Throughout her twenty-five years of professional experience, she was a sous and sauté chef, responsible for over $1.5M in sales, a research and communications specialist of a non-profit organization for children with special health care needs and finally, various roles within the student affairs side of higher education. All of this experience has led Ms. Phillips to develop strong interpersonal, research, supervisory, analytical and teaching skills. Her research interests are educational leadership within the field of higher education, race and gender identity, how the higher educational system serves former foster youth, and the intersections of self-love, social justice education and inclusion within higher education..