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Administrative Staff


Administrative Staff

(current as of July 26, 2013)

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

Bobby W. Thompson '70
Special Assistant to the President for Special Projects
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Adm., Lynchburg College

 

Human Resources

Mary Alice Whisenant, PHR
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
Interim 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

Jeanne Anderson
Executive Secretary for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

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

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

Alexia P. Falkner
Office Manager for Academic Support Services
A.A., Daytona Beach Community College
B.A., Florida Atlantic University

Jolene D. Hamm
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 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

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

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

Frances (Chekka) Lash
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

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

Kathy Fletcher
Academic Secretary

Carrie Wright
Academic Secretary

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

 

Quality Enhancement Program

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

 

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 Chief Financial Officer
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 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

Vernese H. Smith
Student Accounts Associate

Susan 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 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

 

Office of Administration

Douglas E. Clark
Vice President of Administration
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 Chief Financial Officer
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College

 

Operations

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

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

Sammy Moran
Director of Physical Plant

F. Allen Alderman
Purchasing Manager, Physical Plant

Kimberly M. Allen
Office Manager, Food and Auxiliary Services

C. Ruben Altice
Housekeeping Supervisor

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

R. Wayne Clark
Facilities Services Coordinator

Kathy Creech
Mail Service Supervisor

Ken Downey
Sous Chef

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

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

Wendi Major
Food Court Manager

Johnny W. "Jay" Prillaman
Groundskeeping Supervisor

Danny M. Scales
Purchasing Manager

Alyson Seidel
Assistant Catering Manager

Mark Sessor
Assistant Facilities Services Coordinator

Patty P. Sigmon (NEEBO)
Bookstore Manager

Michele P. Szadaj
News Café Manager

Jenaise C. Wade
Subway Manager

Susan F. Welsh
Papa John's Manager

 

Office of Enrollment Management

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

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

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

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

Tiffany N. Gordon, '09
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Ferrum College

Lindsey P. Hager, '12
Admissions Counselor
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 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
Admissions Counselor
B.S., Knoxville College
M.Ed., University of Virginia

 

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 Stuart
Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Student Affairs

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

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

 

Campus Safety/Police Department

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

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

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

 

Residence Life and Housing

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

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

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

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

 

Career Services and Student Leadership

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

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

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

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

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

 

Office of Institutional Advancement

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

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

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

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

Brooke Gill '05
Lead Development Researcher and Grants Writer
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
Director of Advancement Services
B.A., Roanoke College

Kathleen O'Malley
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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

Brittany Guill May
Ferrum Fund Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of Planned & Principal Gifts
B.A., Roanoke College

Kristin C. Waters
Graphic Designer & Social Media 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.
Assistant Director of the Blue Ridge Institute
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., Western Kentucky University

Jenny 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Katherine Frick
Assistant Athletic Trainer
M.S., Syracuse University
B.S., Lynchburg 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

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

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

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

Liesl M. 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

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

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

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

 

Ferrum College Board of Trustees 2013 - 2014

Mr. Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr., Chair, Penhook
Mr. Harry G. Norris, First Vice Chair, Roanoke
Mr. Glenn F. Thomsen, Second Vice Chair, Lexington, KY
Mrs. Thelma B. Crowder, Secretary, South Boston

Members

Mr. Walter C. Ayers, Stuart
Mr. Raymond A. (Ray) Booth, Lynchburg
Mr. Harvey Brookins, Roanoke
Mr. Clay Campbell, Martinsville
Bishop Young Jin Cho, Glen Allen
Mrs. J. Bernice Cobbs '98, Rocky Mount
Ms. Ernestine Dunnings, Staunton
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
Mrs. Phyllis Q. Karavatakis '76, Union Hall
Rev. Elizabeth H. Lazenby, Rocky Mount
Dr. Esther G. Mabry, Roanoke
Mr. Aubrey Lee Mason '70, Lynchburg
Dr. Marvin M. Phaup, Washington, DC
Mr. Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. '66 Manakin Sabot
Ms. Lou Talbutt, Roanoke
Mr. Robert Todd '67, Williamsburg
Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster, Roanoke
Mr. Ronald L. Willard, Sr., Wirtz
Mr. Don L. Wilson '68, Glen Allen
Mrs. Joyce C. Winston, Hampton

Trustees Emeriti

Mr. William B. Bales, Williamsburg
Ms. Ethel Wolfe Born, Salem
Mrs. Patricia O. Compton, Richmond
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