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Administrative Staff

 

Administrative Staff
(Current as of July 1, 2014)

Office of the President

Jennifer L. Braaten
President of the College
Moore Professor of Administration
B.S., University of Minnesota
M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University
Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University

Theresa M. Potter
Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees

Felicia H. Woods ’91, ’98
Executive Assistant to the President
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Jan C. Nicholson
Dean of the Chapel & Religious Life
B.A., Methodist College
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School
D.M., Wesley Theological

Human Resources

Mary Alice Whisenant
Director of Human Resources
B.A., Mary Baldwin College

Diane A. Bernard
Payroll and Student Employment Specialist

Patti H. Slaughter
Human Resources Office Assistant

Melissa R. Wright
Benefits and Employment Specialist

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Gail L. Summer
Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., Indiana University
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Ed.D., University of North Carolina


The Vice President for Academic Affairs provides leadership and oversight for the following areas of the college: Academic Programs; Institutional Planning and Effectiveness; Library; Registrar; Information Services; Academic Support and Accessibility Services; Pathways to Success; Learning Opportunities Program; Boone Honors Program and Institutional Research

C. Jeanne Anderson
Executive Secretary for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

Marilyn B. Mattox
Secretary to the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Sandra W. Prillaman
Executive Assistant to the Chief Academic Officer
C.P.S., Tomlinson College

Nancy S. Beach '75
Director of Academic Accessibility Services
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., George Peabody College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Ronda M. Bryant
Special Assistant to the VPAA for Student Success and
Director of Learning Opportunities Program
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A.Ed., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Thomas W. Steele
Consultant in Learning and Academic Support Specialist
B.S. Presbyterian College
M.H.R.D., Clemson University

Ursa B. Johnson
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.A., Georgia Southern University
M.S., Capella University

Kimberly J. Police
Instructional Design and Technology &
Online Learning Administrator
B.A., Juniata College
M.S.Ed., Perdue University

Elizabeth W. Smith
Director of PACE Office
(Pathways, Advising, Connection, Exploration)
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia

Lana A. Whited
Professor of English and Director of
the Boone Honors Program
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.A., The College of William and Mary
M.A., Hollins College
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Schools

School of Arts and Humanities

Elaine R. Carter '90
Academic Secretary
B.A., Ferrum College

Cassandra D. Pagans
Academic Secretary
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Kristina Stump
Technical Support Coordinator for Theater Programs
B.A., Ferrum College
M.F.A., University of Houston

Jason D. Powell
Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Education
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Susan N. Cook
Academic Secretary

Frances "Chekka" P. Lash
Sustainable Development Coordinator
B.S., Virginia Tech
M.S., Texas State University -- San Marcos

Carol C. Love
Laboratory Supervisor
B.S., University of Connecticut

Eileen M. Maher
Laboratory Assistant
B.S., State University of NY, at Oswego
M.S., Rutgers University

Kevin P. Reilly
Dean, School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Bridgewater State College
Ph.D., Lehigh University

Joyce P. Creel
Academic Secretary
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Kathy L. Fletcher
Academic Secretary

Catina G. Martin
Academic Secretary
A.A, Liberty University
B.S., Liberty University

Aaron R. Conover
Director of Ferrum Outdoors Program
B.S., Ferrum College

Quality Enhancement Program

Delia R. Heck
Co-Director of Quality Enhancement Plan and
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington

Daniel A. Bowman
Co-Director of Quality Enhancement Plan and Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Akron
M.S., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University

Registrar's Office

Yvonne S. Walker '91, '99
Registrar
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Shively, '84
Assistant Registrar
B.S.W., Ferrum College

Becky P. Sigmon, '88
Secretary, Registrar's Office
A.A.S., Ferrum College

Jennifer H. Whitlow
Registrar Office Clerk
B.S., Longwood University

Academic Resource Center

S. Susan Crow
Director of Academic Resources Center and E-Term and Assistant Professor
A.A.S., Sandhills Community College
B.S., North Carolina A&T State University
M.S., Texas Tech University

Kathryn M. Bye
Academic Support Counselor
B.A. (Psychology), University of Southern Florida
B.A. (ASL), University of Southern Florida
M.S., Walden University

Jame'E Gunter '11
ARC Peer Assisted Learning & Resource Coordinator
B.S.W., Ferrum College

Stanley Library

Brandi K. Porter
Director of the Stanley Library and Associate Professor of Library Science
B.A., George Mason University
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Daniel D. Adams
Library Assistant
A.A., Virginia Western Community College
B.A., Roanoke College

Dana R. Allison
Secretary, Stanley Library
A.A.S., New River Community College

Peggie R. Barker
Associate Professor of Library Science,
Technical Services Librarian
B.S., Radford College
M.L.S. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Cheryl T. Hundley, '77
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
A.A.S., Ferrum College

Heather L. Wilson
Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian and Instructor of Library Science
B. A., Warren Wilson College
M.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Office of Business/Finance and Information Technology

Barbara D. Hatcher
Vice President for Business and Finance
B.S., Fairmont State College

Courtney L. Brown
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Business/Finance
Risk Management Coordinator
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Business Office

Vicky A. Robertson
Controller
A.A.S., Virginia Western Community College
B.A., Mary Baldwin College

Deborah A. Adkins
Perkins Loan Administrator
B.A., Averett University

Lola J. Cannaday
Perkins Loan Administrator/Veterans Benefits Certifying Official
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Diane H. Hodges
Accounts Payable & Purchasing

Jessica A. Luther, '06
Sr. Accountant
B.S., Ferrum College

Vernese H. Smith
Student Accounts Associate

Susan H. Yates
Senior Student Accounts Associate
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Information Technology

Timothy D. Belcher
Director of Administrative Computing
A.S., Horry-Georgetown Technical College

J. Hunter Boyte, '11
Help Desk & Student Support Manager
B.S., Ferrum College

Margaret A. Drakeford
Staff Training and Technical Support

Shawn P. Shirley
Administrative Computing Specialist
A.A.S., Dominion College

Diane R. Yates, '11
Administrative Computing Specialist
B.S., Ferrum College

Dwayne A. Young
Academic PC Support and Classroom Technology Specialist

Daniel K. Hodges
Director of Network and Computer Services
National Business College

Eugene R. Hacker, III, '05
Applications System Specialist
B.S., Ferrum College

Donna R. Jefferson
Network Specialist
B.A., National Business College

 

Operations

Jeffrey L. Gring
Vice President for Operations
B.A., Lynchburg College

Mary W. Boitnott
Operations Clerk, Physical Plant
B.S., Radford University

Campus Safety/Police Department

James F. Owens
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety
Roanoke City Police Academy

Brandon L. Mitchell, '06
Police Sergeant
B.S., Ferrum College

Jeffrey R. Sydenstricker
Assistant Director of Campus Safety & Police Sergeant

Physical Plant

Christian Bedard
Energy Manager
B.S., Austin Peay State University

Sammy E. Moran
Director of Physical Plant

Frank A. "Allen" Alderman
Purchasing Manager, Physical Plant

C. Ruben Altice
Housekeeping Supervisor

Elizabeth "Beth" M. Justice
Office Manager, Physical Plant

Johnny W. "Jay" Prillaman
Groundskeeping Supervisor

Dining Services

Michael K. Ferguson, '81
Director of Dining Services
A.A., Ferrum College

Kimberly M. Allen
Operations Manager, Dining Services

Christina D. Barbour
Dining Room Manager
A.A., Patrick Henry Community College
B.S., Liberty University

Timothy W. Bernard
Assistant Director of Dining Services & Executive Chef
American Culinary Federation Certified;
Culinary French Pastry School Certification;
VA Culinary Apprenticeship Program Certification

Kenneth M. Downey
Sous Chef

Danny M. Scales
Purchasing Manager

Alyson C. Seidel
Catering Manager

Anna Marie Wright
Banquet Chef

Retail Operations

Wendi Y. Major
Director of Retail Operations

Jessica F. Donovant
Papa John's Manager

Christopher M. Foley
Ferrum Mercantile Manager
A.A., Patrick Henry Community College

Patty F. Price
Metro Deli Manager
A.S., ECPI

Jenaise C. Wade
Retail Operations Manager

Auxiliary Services

R. Wayne Clark
Facilities Services Coordinator

Mark W. Sessor
Assistant Facilities Services Coordinator

Kathy W. Creech
Mail Service Supervisor

Patty P. Sigmon (NEEBO)
Bookstore Manager


Office of Enrollment Services

Douglas E. Clark
Vice President of Enrollment Services
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., George Washington University
M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

Courtney L. Brown
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment Services
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Admissions

Gilda Q. Woods '87, '92
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services and Dean of Admissions
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College
M.A. Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jason D. Byrd '03
Associate Director of Admissions
B.A., Ferrum College
M.B.A., Radford University

Tiffany D. Coleman '10
Admissions Counselor
B.A., Ferrum College
M.S., Charleston Southern University

Tiffany N. Gordon, '09
Assistant Director of Admission
B.S., Ferrum College

Kristina E. Horton
Database Processing/Office Assistant
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

Letisha M. B. Houston
Communications Coordinator-Admissions
B.A., VPI & SU (VA Tech)

Donna H. Metz
Admissions Secretary

Stephanie L. Perdue 11'
Assistant Communications Coordinator
B.A., Ferrum College

Shannon E. Peters
Admissions Coordinator and Assistant to Director of Admissions
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College

E. Edwina Prunty
Assistant Dean of Admissions
B.S., Knoxville College
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Bryce S. Wuergler '13
Admissions Counselor
B.A., Ferrum College

Financial Aid

W. Heather Hollandsworth '00
Director of Financial Aid
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Hollins University

Denna S. Austin '90
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.B.A., Averett College

Julianne M. Nix
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.A., University of Spartanburg

Stephanie F. Bailey
Financial Aid Assistant
A.S., National College of Business and Technology

Lorrie A. Ellis, '87
Financial Aid Clerk
A.A., Ferrum College

 

Office of Student Affairs

Andrea P. Zuschin
Vice President for Student Affairs
B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington
M.S. Ed., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Kent State University

Lisa A. Stuart
Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Student Affairs

Cherri G. Hall, LCSW (Carillion EAP)
Student Counselor
B.S., University of Virginia-Wise
M.S.W., Radford University

Chris S. Rill
Branch Director, Franklin County Family YMCA at Ferrum College
B.S., Roanoke College
M. S., Liberty University


Residence Life and Housing

Jason A. Jones
Dean of Students
B.A., Radford University
M.S., Radford University

Vanessa M. Stone
Office Manager, Residence Life and Housing

Alyson M. Brackin
Residence Hall Advisor
B.S., Radford University
M.S.Ed., Longwood University

Kelly L. Mayer
Residence Hall Advisor
B.A., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Edwin C. "Chip" Phillips '75, '77
Assistant Director of Housing
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Jill S. Adams
Director of Health Programming
B. S. Bluefield College
M. A., Liberty University

Career Services and Student Leadership

David A. Newcombe
Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Shippensburg University

R. Travis Fields, '11
Intramural Coordinator and Activities Night Manager
B. S. Ferrum College

Justin L. Muse, '05
Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
B.S., Ferrum College
M. A., Liberty University

Roland E. Walters, Jr.
Director of Career Services
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University

Leslie A. Holden
Assistant Director of Career Services
B.S., University of Oregon
M.Ed., Plymouth State College

Jennifer K. Oakes
Career and Leadership Center Secretary


Office of Institutional Advancement

Kimberly P. Blair
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.A., Roanoke College

Brenda C. Martin
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kathleen E. O'Malley
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Tracy S. Holley '96
Director of Alumni and Family Programs
B.A., Ferrum College

L. Kathi Renick
Lead Database Administrator

George W. Seals
Director of Planned Giving and Principal Gifts
B.B.A., Roanoke College
M.E.D., University of Virginia

Gene A. Bourne, II
Regional Gifts Officer
B.A., Roanoke College

Joanna B. Coleman
Major Gifts Officer
B.A., Roanoke College

Brooke E. Gill '05
Lead Development Researcher and Grants Writer
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Hollins University

Marketing & Communications

Kymberleigh D. Davis
Interactive Media & Design Manager
B.A., Roanoke College

Kristin C. Waters
Design & Communications Manager
B.S., VPI & SU (VA Tech)

Blue Ridge Institute

J. Roderick Moore
Director of Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., Cooperstown Graduate Programs

J. Vaughan Webb, Jr.
Co-Director of the Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., Western Kentucky University

Jenny M. Rorrer
Office Manager, Blue Ridge Institute

Rebecca B. Austin
Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Interpretation

Athletic Department

J. Abraham (Abe) Naff
Director of Athletics
B.A., Lynchburg College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Gail M. Holley
Office Manager for Athletics

R. Joseph "Joe" Ingram
Insurance Claims Clerk
B.S., Virginia Military Institute
M.S., West Virginia University

Gary A. Holden
Assistant Director of Athletics and SID
B.A. and M.Ed., Plymouth State College

Vickie A. Van Kleeck
Sr. Women's Administrator
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dominic M. Worrell
Head Athletic Trainer
B.A., Trinity International University
M.S., Michigan State University

Jay R. Clark
Assistant Trainer
B.S., Illinois State University
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Meghan C. Melinchak
Assistant Trainer
B.S., Kent State University
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Tracy J. Agee
Head Cheerleading Coach
B. S., Ferrum College

Ryan C. Brittle
Head Baseball Coach
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Ed., East Central University

Travis T. Hundley
Assistant Baseball Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Thomas G. Calomeris
Head Swimming Coach
B.S., University of Maryland

Adam D. Crawford, '07
Head Men's Golf Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Jessica L. Flanagan, '10
Head Volleyball Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Mark H. Frey
Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
B. A., Western Maryland College

Nicholas P. Northern
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
B.A., Virginia Wesleyan College

Robert H. Fuller, III '08
Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Carrie A. Hanshue
Head Field Hockey Coach
B.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania

David G. Harper '89
Head Football Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Christopher A. Bache
Assistant Football Coach
M.Ed., Temple University
B.A., Indiana U. of Pennsylvania

Robert C. Brown
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., College of William and Mary

Philip Elmassian
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., College of William and Mary

Jeffri A. Hanson
Assistant Football Coach
B.A., University of Richmond
M.Ed., University of Richmond

Robert M. James, '82, '84
Assistant Football Coach
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Karen M. Harvey
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

W. Bryan Harvey
Head Women's Basketball Coach
B.S., Roanoke College

Adam D. Crawford, '07
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Andrew C. Pauly
Head Men's Soccer Coach
B. A., Warren Wilson College

Rodney J. Baker
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
B.S., College of William and Mary

Joshua G. Parmenter
Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach
B.A., University of Vermont
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia

William S. Tharp
Head Men's Basketball Coach
B.S., United States Military Academy,
West Point, N.Y.
M.Ed., University of Missouri, Columbia

Robert H. Fuller, III '08
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

Vickie A. Van Kleeck
Head Women's Softball Coach
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Gerald D. Culler
Assistant Softball Coach
B.S., Highpoint University

Nathan P. Yetzer
Head Wrestling Coach
B.S., Edinboro University of PA
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Brandon M. Bradley
Assistant Wrestling Coach
B.S., University of North Carolina-Pembroke
M.S.E., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater