Governor appoints new members to Radford University Board of Visitors

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced June 13, 2016 that he has appointed five new members to the Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) for terms effective July 1, 2016. Named to the BOV are:

Robert A. Archer of Salem, president and CEO of Blue Ridge Beverage Co., Inc. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Archer served as an U.S. Army Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division, including service in Vietnam with the 22nd Replacement Battalion. During active duty, he attained the rank of colonel and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with thirty years of service in 1999. Archer is a past chairman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. In April 2015, he was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Expert Panel to Review ABC Law Enforcement. He is also on the board of directors of the Virginia War Memorial Foundation.

Jay A. Brown, Ph.D. of Henrico County, director of Budget and Strategic Planning, City of Richmond. He previously served as interim director, budget manager and Budget and Management analyst for the City of Richmond and as assistant county administrator and director of Finance for Charles City County. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master's degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Hampton University.

Rachel D. Fowlkes, Ed.D. of Abingdon, who retired as the executive director of Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (SWVHEC) in June 2015 after 23 years. Established as a State Agency by the Virginia General Assembly in 1992, SWVHEC was the first multi-college and university institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. Fowlkes received her Doctor of Education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia, her master's degree in special education from Mississippi State and her bachelor's degree in history and education from Millsaps College.

Deb McMahon, Ph.D. of Charlottesville, CEO of Scitent since 2004. She previously served as operations manager for Cardio Concepts and as a medical editor and writer for Education and Training Systems International. She earned her Ph.D. in Pathology and bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ann Segaloff '67, of Smithfield, received her bachelor's degree in education from Radford's College of Education and Human Development.

Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle welcomed the appointees to the BOV, saying, "On behalf of Radford University, I congratulate the new members who have been appointed to serve on the RU Board of Visitors. They will play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory and creating the story of Radford University's future. Their professional backgrounds and experiences will make them a valuable resource in leading RU in its mission to provide a high-quality, affordable education for our students and to serve the Commonwealth in educating and producing the next generation of leaders."

President Kyle also acknowledged the contributions of outgoing BOV members Anthony Bedell, Mary Waugh Campbell '71, M.S. '71, Dr. Kevin Dye, Ruby Rogers and Georgia Anne Snyder-Falkinham. "We are grateful for Anthony's, Mary's, Kevin's, Ruby's and Georgia Anne's dedication to Radford University during their service on the BOV. Our institution has benefitted tremendously from their commitment to RU. Thanks to their service, Radford University is better positioned to continue on the course of progress it has set for future generations of students."

Bedell, of Springfield, served on the BOV from 2011-16, including as rector of the Board of Visitors from 2015-2016, chair of the Governance, Administration & Athletics Committee 2014-15, and chair and vice chair of the Student Affairs Committee 2013-14 and 2012-13 respectively.

Campbell, '71, M.S. '71, of Clifton, served on the BOV from 2012-16, including as vice rector from 2013-14, chair of the Student Affairs Committee from 2014-16 and vice chair of the Presidential Search Committee in 2015.

Dye, of Roanoke, served on the BOV from 2012-16, including as vice rector from 2014-15, chair of the Advancement/Alumni Relations and Communications/Marketing Committee from 2015-2016, and chair of the Governance, Administration & Athletics Committee from 2013-14.

Rogers, of Gate City, served on the BOV from 2012-16, including as vice chair of the Academic Affairs Committee from 2013-16 and vice chair of the Student Affairs Committee from 2013-2015.

Snyder-Falkinham, of Blacksburg, served on the BOV 2012-16, including as vice chair of the Student Affairs Committee from 2015-2016 and as BOV liaison to the Radford University Foundation Board from 2012-15.

Jun 14, 2016
Joe Carpenter