Veronica Lewis, Director
As Director of Student Support Services, Veronica Lewis is passionate about serving first generation students and providing resources and services which will make them successful while pursuing their bachelor's degree. A first generation student herself, she received a bachelor's degree in psychology from James Madison University. Soon afterwards, she completed a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Radford University. Rather than pursuing a lucrative career in the corporate world, she found it more rewarding to serve disadvantaged students and help them achieve their academic goals. Ms. Lewis has been working for the federal TRiO programs since 1992.
Geoffrey L. Colbert, Academic Specialist
Geoffrey L. Colbert is the Academic Specialist for Project SUCCESS, a Student Support Services program. The program is designed to help students classified as “at risk” succeed at Radford. Being a first generation student himself, Geoffrey knows firsthand what it means to be disadvantaged; which is why he is enthusiastic and compassionate about what he does here. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing here at Radford University. Currently, he is working on his Masters of Public Administration at Capella University.
Susan Warren, Math Tutor
Susan is passionate about mathematics and science. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry at Virginia Tech and later a Master’s of Science in Forest Biology. She is currently a graduate student at Radford University, working on a Master’s of Science in Education and license in secondary mathematics. She understands the challenges of life with limited resources. She runs an organic farm and aims for her family to be completely self-sufficient on a limited budget. She feels strongly that anyone can learn mathematics
Renée Akers, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Renée Akers has been employed at Radford University for 10 years. She is usually the first point of contact when students call or come to the SSS office seeking assistance. She is sensitive to the needs of first-generation college students and desires to see each program participant achieve success.