Advising Staff

CVPA's  student advisors are located in the Highlander Success Center (HSC) on the 3rd floor of Young Hall.

You can make your advising team work for you by making and keeping regular advising appointments; planning class schedules in conjunction with your advisor; and monitoring your progress toward the completion of your degree program.


Donna Oliver

CVPA Director of Advising
Office: Young 313A
Phone: 540-831-6903

CVPA Director of Advising, Donna Oliver, serves as advising coordinator for the college. She is available to work with students by appointment or on a walk-in basis. She advises students regarding matters such as completing a program of study in a timely manner, improving grade point averages, providing appropriate referrals, and completing graduation checkouts. Donna is a Radford University alumnae and has held previous advising positions at the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech.


Dana Trask

CVPA Assistant Director of Advising
Office: Young 313B
Phone: 540-831-5348

CVPA Assistant Director of Advising, Dana Trask, is another resource for academic advising. Like Donna, she is available to meet with students regarding their academic progress, including completing a program of study, improving grade point averages, providing referrals, and completing graduation checkouts. To meet with Dana you may stop by on a walk-in basis or make an appointment. Dana received her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and her Master’s degree from Radford University.  Dana also has a broad dance background. She has taught and coached dancers from age two through adults and performed with multiple organizations including the Dance Company at Virginia Tech.