Director of Student Support Services
As Director of Student Support Services, Veronica Lewis is passionate about serving first-generation students and providing resources and services that 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.
Eric graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree psychology and a minor in sport coaching. He went on to Springfield College for his graduate studies, earning a Master's of Education in psychology in May 2012, with a concentration in athletic counseling. During his studies he was fortunate enough to work with many different individuals and groups, including athletes and the general population. Athletics have always been a passion of Wall's, but through them he has learned many life lessons that he feels have shaped him both personally and professionally. He is "beyond excited" to work at Radford University, within Student Support Services.. He knows that Project SUCCESS has had a tremendous influence on those who are already enrolled in the program, and he hopes he continues that trend for those already involved, and for those who will become involved in the future.
Ms. Cooper is originally from Detroit Michigan. She is a first-generation college student and a proud graduate of Oakland University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in human resource development. During her time at Oakland University, she became involved in many student organizations, including the Association of Black Students, the Oakland University Academic Committee, the Human Resource Development Society and the Oakland University Gospel Choir. As a result, she gained a love for working with a diverse population of students and being involved on campus. Ms. Cooper’s experiences in undergrad are what led her to pursue a Masters in College Student Personnel Services and Administration at the University of Central Arkansas. It was at the University of Central of Arkansas where she developed one-on-one relationships with students and acquired an even deeper passion for student success, student development, and student leadership. She is very excited and looks forward to making a positive impact on Radford University’s campus and working with other passionate faculty and staff members that are just as excited about student success as she is.