Our Staff

Lovelace-LaShan

LaShan Lovelace
Director

LaShan joined Radford University in June 2015 and previously served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Standards & Conduct, and Assistant Director of Greek Life. He has over five years of student affairs experience. LaShan is an energetic student affairs professional with a passion for holistic student development with a focus on cultural competency and equity. LaShan takes pride in enhancing and providing an inclusive environment for all students with opportunities for training, professional development, and cultural awareness.

LaShan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, Marketing, as well as, Master of Arts degree in Management and Leadership from Liberty University. LaShan is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. For years LaShan has focused on chapter leadership development, community enhancement, and academic achievement.

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Buffy Ruffin                                                                                                                 

Assistant Director

I am Buffy Sherre'll Ruffin - yes that is my given name. I am new to the Radford University family. I was born and raised in Lewiston, North Carolina but I call Newport News, Virginia home. I attended Elizabeth City State University and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee where I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management) and Masters of Science in Administrative Leadership (Adult and Continuing Education) respectively. My work in higher education began as an undergrad with my first job being with the Office of Admissions and then as a Resident Assistant. Outside of work, I enjoy going on long walks with my Staffordshire Terrier, Grace. I am a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. My life's motto is love and peace above all else.

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Diane Nape

Accounts & Office Manager 

Diane first came to Radford University in 2010 as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching UNIV 100: Introduction to Higher Education, and she joined the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the summer of 2017. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Diane earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. She has lived in Radford, Virginia since 2009, and is an active volunteer in the local Radford community.

Student Office Ambassadors

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Chadea Cooks

My name is Chadea Cooks. I am a junior here at Radford University majoring in Business Management and minoring in Sociology. I was born in the city of Washington, DC and love it. What I love most about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is the environment and how welcoming everyone is.

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Raven Moore

My name is Raven Moore. I am a senior here at Radford University majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Biology and Psychology. I was born in Newport News, VA. What I love most about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is the opportunities it provides for underrepresented students on campus.

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Ricky Rogers

My name is Ricky Rogers and I am a junior here at Radford University. I am from Hampton, Virginia. I am a Journalism major with a minor in Creative Writing. Being five hours away, CDI gives me a home away from home.

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Tyra Greene

Hi! My name Tyra Greene and I am from Richmond, Virginia. I am a junior at Radford University with a double major in Criminal Justice & Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. What I love most about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is that it teaches students about every aspect of diversity, it offers opportunities to advocate for minorities on campus and they have a lot of free food, and I like free food!

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Reginald Jefferies

My name is Reginald Jeffries. I am a junior Interdiciplinary Studies major with a concentration in Sociology and Political Science, along with a Leadership minor. I am from Danville, Virginia and wouldn't trade it for nothing! I love the Center for Diversity and Inclusion because it provides many opportunities for you to mature and excel throughout your collegiate experience.

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Ricardo Graves

I am Ricardo Graves from Roanoke, VA. I am a junior double majoring in Management and Marketing with a minor in Real Estate and Insurance. I am involved with many organizations such as Vice President of Diversity Awareness Programming Board, Tour Guide, Club Programming Committee member, and Secretary/Board of Directors/Mentor of BROTHER4brother. What I love most about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is how much the staff care about students and really go above and beyond to see them succeed. 

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Kayleigh Poggioli

Intern

My name is Kayleigh Poggioli and I'm from Chesapeake, Virginia. I am graduating in December with my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in History and Education. After graduation I hope to attend a graduate program and pursue a Master's degree in Student Affairs. What I love about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is that it provides a feeling of belonging to students on campus.

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Nasyah Price

President - Diversity Awareness Programming Board