Susan Trageser
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/
Dean of Students

Susan joined Radford University in June of 2012 and is currently in the role of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. The primary function of the Dean of Students Office is to serve as an advocate and resource for students. She also chairs the Threat Assessment Team, supervises six functional areas and is the primary advisor to Student Government Association.

Susan received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Elon College (1991) and her Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1993). She is currently pursuing her doctorate from Fielding Graduate University.

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Bruce Hayden
Associate Dean of Students

Bruce joined Radford University as the Associate Dean of Students in June of 2018.  In his current role Bruce supervises the Office of Student Standards and Conduct and Center for Accessibility Services. He also serves as an advocate for students and oversees grievance resolution efforts and facilitates the Behavioral Consultation Team. 

Bruce received his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Radford University (1993) and his Master of Science from Radford University (1995).  Bruce recently served as the Assistant Dean of Students for Virginia Tech.



Gina Stike
Assistant to the Dean of Students

Gina Stike joined Radford University in 2012.  She transferred to the Dean of Students Office in January 2015.  Gina is a graduate of Radford University, her employment background both at Radford University and the manufacturing field has focused on administrative support, quality and corrective action.  Gina supports the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students, assists the Student Government Association and Black Student Alliance.


Kim Vest
Intake Coordinator/Assistant to the Associate Dean of Students

Kim Vest joined the Radford University team in 1994. During her tenure she has supported students and the University community through her work in the Registrar's Office, Center for Diversity and Inclusion (formerly known as Multicultural & International Student Services) and more recently, the Dean of Students Office. Kim supports the Associate Dean of Students and conducts intake for Exceptions to the University Withdrawal process and provides advocacy services and resource information to a variety of constituents.