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Alia Zaro                                                                                                                        Director of Student Support Services                                                                                  aezaro@radford.edu                                                                                                         540-831-6385

With a background in Counseling and Psychology, Alia has experiences working with people of all ages in schools and in community settings. Alia has previous experiences with Trio programs; as an undergraduate student at Concord University in Athens, WV, an Upward Bound Counselor at Concord and a Talent Search Counselor at Virginia Tech. Alia is diverse, outgoing and a fun loving person that brings a lot of positive energy to her new position as the Director of Student Support Services at Radford University. She has a passion for working with children, adolescents and young adults and for encouraging people to be the best they can be through pursuing their dreams! As an alumnus of RU, Alia is very excited to be a part of the RU community once again and is looking forward to all the great things that she can accomplish here.


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Faith Cooper
Academic Specialist

Faith Cooper is a first-generation college student, and is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Faith earned her Bachelors of Science in Human Resource Development from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; and her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel Services and Administration from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. It was at the University of Central 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 excited to make 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.


Jessy Wisdom
Math Tutor                                                                                                     jwisdom@radford.edu

Jessy graduated from McPherson College with her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. She spent two years as a middle school Math Teacher in Ottawa, KS before coming to Radford University. Jessy is very excited to be able to help students succeed not only in their courses, but in overcoming their fear of mathematics as a whole.


Keshia Davidson
Administrative Assistant
kdavidson2@radford.edu                                                                                                      540-831-6382

Keshia is a first-generation college student who is born and raised in Southwest Virginia. She is excited to be a part of the TRiO Program at Radford University; both as an employee and as an on-going student. Her employment background has focused on administration and human services; and she is currently working toward her Bachelor's Degree in Health Science Management. The TRiO staff has been a huge help and inspiration to her when it came to her continuing education. She encourages all eligible students to come talk to us about the variety of services we offer to help ensure a successful college career.