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Administrative Staff


Administrative Staff
(Current as of August 9, 2011)

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

C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ‘74
Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life
A.A., Ferrum College
B.S., Averett College
M.Div., The Wesley Theological Seminary

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

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President


Administrative Staff
(Current as of June 12, 2012)

 

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

 

C. Wesley Astin, Jr. ‘74
Dean of the Chapel and Director of Religious Life
A.A., Ferrum College
B.S., Averett College
M.Div., The Wesley Theological Seminary

 

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

 

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Leslie T. Lambert
Provost and Executive Vice President
B.S., Averett College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia

The Provost and Executive Vice President 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; Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre; Boone Honors Program and Institutional Research

 

Jeanne Anderson
Executive Secretary for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

J. Heather Childs
Academic Secretary and Administrative Support Liaison to the Provost

Sandra W. Prillaman
Executive Assistant to the Provost
C.P.S., Tomlinson College

 

Jolene D. Hamm

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Virginia Tech

 

Susan R. Selvage

Research and Assessment Analyst

A.A., Goldey Beacom College

 

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

 

Gail L. Summer

Dean of Academic Planning and Programs
B.S., Indiana University
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Ed.D., University of North Carolina

 

Mattox, Marilyn
Secretary

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

Ronda Bryant

Director, Learning Opportunities Program

B.A., Wake Forest University

M.A.Ed., Wake Forest University

Ph.D., University of Virginia

 

Virginia R. Jones
Director of Instructional Design and Technology
B.S., Averett College
M.S., Longwood University
Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Elizabeth W. Smith
Director of PACE Office

(Pathways, Advising, Connection, Exploration)
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia

Mr. Tom Steele
Consultant in Learning and Academic Support Specialist
B.S. Presbyterian College, 1982
M.H.R.D. (Masters in Human Resource Development), Clemson University

 

Delia 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 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

 

Randall Simpson ‘04
ARC Evening Manager
B.A., Ferrum College

 

 

School Deans

 
John W. Bruton

Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
Professor of English

B.A., Western Carolina University
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Arkansas

 

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

Cassandra Doss 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

Lash, Frances (Chekka)
Laboratory Assistant & Sustainability Coordinator
B.S., Virginia Tech
M.S., Texas State University -- San Marcos

Carol C. Love
Laboratory and Field Coordinator
B.S., University of Connecticut

Eileen Maher
Laboratory Assistant/Sustainability Coordinator
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

 

J. Heather Childs
Academic Secretary and Administrative Support Liaison to the Provost

Aaron R. Conover
Ferrum Outdoors Adventure Programmer
B.S., Ferrum College

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

Carrie Wright
Academic Secretary


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

Shawn Bethke
Assistant Professor of Library Science and Public Services Librarian
B.A., The University of Western Ontario
M.L.I.S., The University of Western Ontario
M.A., The University of Western Ontario

 

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


Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre

Jody D. Brown
Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre
B.A., University of Nebraska
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

R. Rex Stephenson
Distinguished Playwright and Artistic Director of Blue Ridge Dinner Theater
B.S., Ball State University
M.A., Indiana State University
Ph.D., New York University

 

 

Business Affairs and Administrative Technology

 

Barbara D. Hatcher
Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Fairmont State College

 

Courtney L. Brown
Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

 

Deborah Adkins
Perkins Loan Administrator
B.A., Averret 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 Luther, ’06

      Sr. Accountant
      B.S., Ferrum College

 

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

 

Vernese H. Smith
Student Accounts Associate

 

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

Administrative 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 Drakeford
Staff Training and Technical Support

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

Diane 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 Jefferson
Network Specialist
B.A., National Business College

 

Administration and Office of the Treasurer

Bobby W. Thompson ’70
Senior Vice President for Administration and Treasurer
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Adm., Lynchburg College

Courtney L. Brown
Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

F. Allen Alderman
Purchasing Manager, Physical Plant

 

Kimberly M. Allen
Office Manager, Food and Auxiliary Services

C. Ruben Altice
Housekeeping Supervisor

 

Diane A. Bernard
Payroll and Student Employment Specialist

 

Timothy W. Bernard
Executive Chef
American Culinary Federation Certified;
Culinary French Pastry School Certification;
VA Culinary Apprenticeship Program Certification

 

R. Wayne Clark
Facilities Coordinator

 

Kathy Creech
Mail Service Supervisor

 

Donna Doss
Welcome Center and Administrative Support

Ken Downey
Sous Chef

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

 

Patricia T. Furrow
Office Manager, Physical Plant

 

Jeffrey L. Gring
Executive Director of Operations
B.A., Lynchburg College

 

 

Elizabeth Legg
Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Roanoke Police Academy

 

Michael A. Martin
Director of Dining Services
B.S., Bowling Green University

 

Wendi Major
Papa John’s Manager

 

Brandon L. Mitchell, ‘06
Police Sergeant

B.S., Ferrum College

 

Sammy Moran
Director of Physical Plant

 

Jay Prillaman
Groundskeeping Supervisor

 

Danny M. Scales
Purchasing Manager

 

Alyson Seidel
Assistant Catering Manager

 

Patty P. Sigmon (NEEBO, formerly Nebraska Book Co.)
Bookstore Manager

 

Patti H. Slaughter
Human Resources Office Assistant

 

Jeffrey R. Sydenstricker
Assistant Director of Campus Safety & Sergeant

 

Jenaise C. Wade
Subway Manager

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

 

Melissa R. Wright
Benefits and Employment Specialist


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

 

Jill Adams
Coordinator for Student Health Programming
B. S. Bluefield College

M. A., Liberty University

 

Patricia E. Butler
Secretary, Career and Leadership Center

 

William E. Byrd, III ’06
Residence Hall Educator
B. S., Ferrum College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Joseph Fridley
Residence Hall Educator
B. A. James Madison University
M. A. Radford University

 

Cherri Hall, LCSW (Carilion EAP)
Student Counselor
B.S., University of Virginia-Wise

M.S.W., Radford University

 

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

 

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

 

Justin L. Muse, ‘05
Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
B.A., Ferrum College

M. A., Liberty University

 

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

 

Edwin “Chip” Phillips ’75, ’77
Assistant Director of Housing
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College

Chris Rill
Coordinator of Intramural Programming and Wellness
B.S., Roanoke College

M. S., Liberty University

 

Richard “Darnell” Simpson ‘10
Student Activities Night Manager
B.S., Ferrum College

Lisa Vanessa M. Stone
Office Manager, Residence Life and Housing


Lisa Stuart
Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Student Affairs

 

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

 

Athletic Department

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

 

Cleive L. Adams, ‘02
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

 

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

 

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

 

Adam D. Crawford , ‘07
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach & Head Men’s Golf Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

 

Mary E. Cuddihy
Asst. Women’s Lacrosse Coach
B.S., Hofstra University

 

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

 

Lindsay R. DeLaRosby
Head Women’s Swimming Coach
B.S., St. Mary’s University

M.E., University of Minnesota-Springfield

M.Ed., University of Minnesota-Springfield

 

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

 

Robert H. Fuller, III ‘08
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

 

Katherine Gray 
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., Quinnipiac University
M. Ed., Salisbury University

 

David G. Harper ’89
Head Football Coach
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


Darren J. Hodges, ‘02
Head Baseball Coach
B.S., Ferrum College

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

 

Gail M. Holley
Office Manager for Athletics

Travis Hundley

Assistant Baseball Coach

B.S., Ferrum College

 

Joe Ingram

Insurance Claims Clerk

B.S., Virginia Military Institute

M.S., West Virginia University

 

Ralph Isernia
Assistant Football Coach
B. A., Davidson College
M. S., Western Connecticut

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


Liesl Narrow
Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
B. S., West Virginia Wesleyan College

 

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

 

Jordan T. Robinson
Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach
B.S., James Madison University

 

Adam J. W. Sear
Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach
B. S., University of Maryland

 

Peter H. Shaw
Assistant Football Coach
B.S., State University of New York College
M.E., Western Kentucky University

 

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

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

 

Zachary J. Wimmer
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., Bridgewater College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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

 

Office of Enrollment Management

Douglas E. Clark
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Assistant to the President for Government Relations
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., George Washington University
M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Kathryn R. Carter ‘07
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Ferrum College

 

Renee H. Dillon
Coordinator of Prospect Development
B.S., Elon College

 

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

 

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

 

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 Metz
Admissions Secretary

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


Stephanie L. Perdue 11' 
Telecounseling Assistant
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
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Knoxville College
M.Ed., University of Virginia

 

Gilda Q. Woods ’87, ’92
Dean of Admissions
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Ferrum College
M.A. Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

Office of Institutional Advancement

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

 

Gene A. Bourne, II
Director of Ferrum Fund
B.A., Roanoke College

 

Rebecca B. Austin
Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Interpretation


John Carlin
Director of Public Relations
of New York Plattsburgh

 

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

 

Brooke Gill ‘05
Lead Development Researcher
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Hollins University

 

Bryan Hantman
Web Manager/Lead Designer
B. A., University of Maryland College Park

 

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

 

Sara W. Jamison
Asst. to the Assoc. Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Gift Recorder

B.A., Roanoke College

 

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

 

 

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

 

Kathleen O’Malley
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

 

L. Kathi Renick
Prospect Researcher and Data Specialist

Jenny Rorrer
Office Manager, Blue Ridge Institute

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

 

Kristin C. Waters
Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager

B.S., VPI & SU (VA Tech)

 

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

 

 



 

Ferrum College Board of Trustees 2012-2013

Mr. Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr., Chair, Penhook
Mr. Peter Clements ’77, First Vice Chair, Carson
Mr. Glenn F. Thomsen, Second Vice Chair, Roanoke
Mrs. Thelma B. Crowder, Secretary, South Boston

Members

Mr. Walter C. Ayers, Stuart
Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, Christiansburg
Mr. Ray Booth, Lynchburg
Mr. Harvey Brookins, Roanoke
Mrs. J. Bernice Cobbs ’98, Rocky Mount
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Dickerson, Richmond
Dr. Nancy V. Dye, Roanoke
Mrs. Betty J. Forbes, Chester
Mr. Kenneth M. Gassman, Glen Allen
Dr. Elizabeth Hairfield, Staunton
Mr. S. Kelly Herrick, ’84, Danville, CA
Mrs. Olivia T. Hinton, Portsmouth
Rev. Dr. Janine W. Howard, Martinsville
Rev. Dr. Stephen C. Hundley, Roanoke
Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer, Glen Allen
Mrs. Phyllis Karavatakis ‘76, Union Hal
Mr. Albert Latimer ’77, Apopka, F
 Rev. Elizabeth H. Lazenby, Rocky Mount
Dr. Esther G. Mabry, Waynesboro
Mr. Aubrey Lee Mason ’70, Lynchburg
Mr. Harry G. Norris, Roanoke
Dr. Marvin M. Phaup, Washington, DC
Mr. Craig L. Rascoe ’74, Manakin Sabot
Ms. Lou Talbutt, Roanoke
Mr. Robert Todd ’67, Williamsburg
Mr. Ronald L. Willard, Sr., Wirtz
Mr. Don L. Wilson ’68, Glen Allen

 

Trustees Emeriti

 

Mr. William B. Bales, Williamsburg
Ms. Ethel Wolfe Born, Salem
Mr. Robert A. Cox, Jr., Richmond
Mrs. Ethelyne Fulcher Daniel ’43, Danville
Mr. C. Henry Jones, Norfolk
Mr. Sid D. Mason, Rocky Mount
Dr. M. Douglas Newman ’42, Newport News
Mrs. Ida B. Powell, Lynchburg