Staff Bios

Vice President of Student Success and Retention James Penven

Dr. James Penven
Interim Director of Housing and Residential Life; Vice President of Student Success and Retention

James Penven is the interim Director for Housing and Residential Life. In this position, Jamie provides overall direction for the on-campus residential experience at Radford University. This includes oversite of the student residential learning experience as well as the housing assignments and facilities. 

Penven holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Higher Education, a master's degree in counseling from Marshall University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Previously, Jamie served as an associate director, assistant director and area coordinator for housing and residence life at Virginia Tech. He also worked at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as a residence coordinator.

Jamie is currently a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers, and the Residential College Society. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of College and University Student Housing with ACUHO-I.

Karen Sutherland
Associate Director of Assignments & Technology

Karen earned her bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and a Master of Education from Indiana University - Bloomington.


Associate Director of Residential Life

VACANT

Assistant Director for Retention Programming Erin Long

Erin Long
Assistant Director for Retention Programming

Erin earned her bachelor's degree at Winthrop University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware and a Master of History from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.

Area Director Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson
Assistant Director

Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech and her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Area Director Jackie Martin

Jackie Martin
Assistant Director

Preferred Name: Jackie
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Home Town/State: Rochester, NY
Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The College at Brockport, SUNY, Master of Science in Counselor Education from The College at Brockport, SUNY
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Learn from the past, plan for the future, live in the moment”
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Residence Life and Housing, New Student Orientation, First Year Experience, Student Activities

Budget/Office Manager Sheila Neuse

Sheila Neuse
Budget/Office Manager

Preferred Name: Sheila
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/her
Home Town/State: Anderson, SC
Favorite Quote/Motto: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jake Goodall
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Assisting students in reaching their community goals.

Administrative Assistant Betty Davidson

Betty Davidson
Administrative Assistant

RD Meghan Delsite-Coleman

Megan Delsite-Coleman
Resident Director, Tyler Hall & Muse Hall 1 - 2

Preferred Name: Meghan
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown/State: Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Degrees/Education: B.A. in Communications from Penn State, M.A. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Favorite Quote: “If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ” – Benjamin Franklin
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Student Leadership Development, Women’s Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Higher Eucation Law and Policy, Student Conduct, First-year Experience, Orientation and New Student Programs

RD Josh Rosa

Josh Rosa
Resident Director, Muse Hall 3 - 5

Preferred Name: Josh
Preferred Pronouns: He/His/Him
Home Town/State: South Kingstown, RI
Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Maine, Master of Education in Higher Education from The University of Maine
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Believe in yourselves, dream, try. Do good.” – Mr. Feeny
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Residence Life and Housing; Student Accessibility; Students Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

RD Micah Reed

Micah Reed
Resident Director, Muse Hall 6-13

Preferred Name: Micah
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Home Town/State: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Degrees/Education: Associate of Science Degree in Preschool Education from Edinboro University, Bachelor of Art Degree in Mass Communications Journalism/Public Relations from Edinboro University, Master of Art Degree in College Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Favorite Quote/Motto: “The only person who is educated is one who has learned how to learn and change,” Carl Rogers.
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Residence Life, Housing, Student Activities, New Student Orientation

RD Julie Batt

Julie Batt
Resident Director, Madison Hall & Norwood Hall

Preferred Name: Julie
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home Town/State: Georgetown, DE
Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC); Masters of Education in Higher Education from the University of Toledo (Toledo, OH).
Favorite Motto/Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Suess
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: residence life and housing, student conduct, disability services, and working with student athletes.

RD Zach Cober

ZACH COBER

RESIDENT DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON HALL

Preferred Name: Zach

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

Home Town/State: Dillsburg, PA

Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies: Economics, Philosophy, and History

Favorite Quote/Motto: “It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” – Winston Churchill

Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Residence Life and Housing; Student Accessibility; Honors College; Advising/Mentoring; Academic Success/Retention, Diversity and Inclusion

RD Bernadette Sharpe

Bernadette Sharpe, 
Resident Director, Bolling Hall, Pocahontas Hall & Campus Operated Apartments

Preferred Name: Bernadette
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Home Town/State: Franklin, GA
Degrees/Education: Master of Education Professional Counseling: College Student Affairs
Favorite Quote/Motto: “If we could act a little more according to common sense, and a good deal less according to fashion, we should find many things work easier;" - Anna Sewell
Passion Areas: Arts and crafts, puzzles, creative events, English and history

RD Jack Waldon

Jack Waldon
Resident Director, Moffett Hall & Draper Hall

Preferred name: Jack
Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: London, England
Degree/Education: Masters of Business Administration
Favorite Quote: “You'll Never Walk Alone”
Passion Areas: Advocating for underrepresented populations on campus

RD Rachel Quam

Rachel Quam
Resident Director, Floyd Hall, Peery Hall & Ingles Hall

Preferred Name: Rachel
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Home Town/State: San Diego, CA
Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Arts and Education and a Minor in Spanish from California State University, San Marcos and a Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs from San Diego State University
Favorite Quote/Motto: - It’s from a poem so that is why the layout is a bit funky.
“To see the World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour”  -Passage from Auguries of Innocence by William Blake
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Orientation, New Student Programs, Teaching, Student Activities, Assessment

RD Casey Crane

Casey Crane
Resident Director, Trinkle Hall & Stuart Hall

Preferred Name: Casey
Preferred Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
Home Town/State:  Portland, OR
Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Concordia University, Portland and Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) from Concordia University, Portland
Favorite Quote/Motto: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Residence Life and Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, Assessment