Advising Staff

The Pre-major Advising staff works with students on major/career exploration, course registration, transitioning to college life, evaluation of academic goals, clarification of university policies, and connecting students to any campus office that may help them to achieve success at Radford University.

Patti Williamson, Advising Coordinator

Patti Williamson
Advising Coordinator

Patti works with continuing, transfer, and new freshmen in Pre-major. She also works with students who are withdrawing from the university, readmission candidates, and non-degree seeking students.

April Newcomer, Assistant Advising Coordinator

April Newcomer
Assistant Advising Coordinator

April works with continuing and transfer students in Pre-major, as well as new freshmen coming to RU with numerous college credits. She also manages the Center's website and social media platforms.

Rachel Hall, First-year Advisor

Rachel Hall
First-year Advisor

Rachel works with new freshmen entering Radford University. She also coordinates the Majors and Minors Fair each fall.

Graduate Student Assistants

Graduate Student Assistants are available to answer general questions, discuss class withdrawals, conduct academic workshops, and make presentations at recruitment events and classes, as requested. All graduate advisors may be contacted by emailing

Melissa Howell, Graduate Student Advisor


Melissa Howell, Graduate Student Advisor

Karen Steffey

Undergraduate Office Assistants

Undergraduate office assistants oversee our reception area. Their duties include checking-in students, making appointments, providing referrals, and answering general questions.

Taylor Hill, Office Assistant

Taylor Hill
Office Assistant

Catherine Costello, Office Assistant

Umair Saeed
Office Assistant

Catherine Costello, Office Assistant

Kassidy Donahoe
Office Assistant

Taylor Hill, Office Assistant

Alison Chapman
Office Assistant