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Bruce Hayden
Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and 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, Housing and Residential Life,  Student Counseling Services, SAVES, and Student Health 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). 


Kim Vest
Associate Director for Student Advocacy

Kim Vest joined Radford University in 1994 and has over 30 years of experience working in higher education. During her tenure here, she has worked in a number of offices including the Registrar's Office, Center for Diversity and Inclusion (formerly known as Multicultural & International Student Services) and currently the Dean of Students Office. Kim is a member of our Behavioral Consultation Team which provides a system of intervention and support for students who may be at risk.   Kim provides confidential and neutral consultation for students, parents/families and to the broader university community.  Kim’s approach to student advocacy is compassionate and holistic with an emphasis on customer service. 



Sarah Bradbury
Associate Director for Student Support

Sarah Bradbury joined Radford University in 2015. Sarah has previously worked for the Office of Institutional Equity (formerly The Office of Diversity and Equity), the School of Social Work, and Academic Advising. Sarah currenlty also teaches for the School of Communication and has previously taught UNIV 100 and UNIV 150. Sarah supports the Associate Dean of Students by providing advocacy and support to students across campus. Sarah serves on the Behavioral Consultation Team and supports students who are pursuing Exception to University Withdrawal. Sarah received her Master of Science in Corporate and Professional Communication from Radford University (2020). 


Lisa Dobbins
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Lisa Dobbins joined Student Affairs as the Assistant to the AVP / Dean of Students in 2023. She previously served as the registrar and administrative assistant at Christiansburg Middle School, and also as a career coach at New River Community College. Lisa owned and operated The Flower Pot florist and gift shop in Radford from 2003-2016. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Clothing and Textiles from Virginia Tech.