Our Team


Kendall Pete                                                                                                                 

Interim Director

Kendall comes to Radford with fifteen years of progressive experience as a student affairs educator. He holds a M.A. in Community & Clinical Psychology from Norfolk State University, earned his B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University, and is a current Ph.D. student in the Higher Education program at Virginia Tech.

In his role, Kendall manages all operations and functions of the Center, supervises professional and student employees, and advises the Diversity Awareness Programming board. He is also responsible for programs, Multicultural Congratulatory ceremonies, and a myriad educational initiatives with students, faculty, and staff. Kendall is a member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team and serves on campus-wide committees committed to equity and inclusion.

He approaches his work with authenticity and draws from his professional background and training which includes human relations dialogue and group facilitation as well as his lived experiences. Kendall values supporting students along their journey through college by engaging and learning with them, especially across difference.

In his limited spare time, Kendall enjoys cooking, music, and good conversation. He also is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.



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.


Brett Gilbert

Program Manager 

Brett first came to Radford University in 2018 as a graduate manager with the men's basketball program. He joined the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the summer of 2020. Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, Brett earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College and a master's degree in Strategic Communication from Radford University. He currently serves as Director of Player Development with the men's basketball team at Radford University. 

Diversity Awareness Programming (DAP) President


Ricardo Graves

I am Ricardo Graves from Roanoke, VA. I am a senior double majoring in Management and Marketing with a minor in Real Estate and Insurance. I am involved with many organizations such as President of Diversity Awareness Programming Board, Tour Guide, Club Programming Committee member, and Secretary/Director of Success/Mentor of BROTHER4brother.