Staff Bios

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Dr. James Penven
Director of Housing and Residential Life

James Penven is the 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.


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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.

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Amanda Anderson
Area Director

Amanda is the Area Director for Governor’s Quad, which consists of Stuart, Floyd, Peery and Trinkle Halls. 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.

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Jackie Martin
Area 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

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Jeanette Sarver
Assignments Coordinator

Preferred Name: Jeanette
Home Town/State: Pulaski County, VA
Degrees/Education: Associates Degree in Banking and Financial Management
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you” - Ryanna Watson
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Meeting new people. Making housing assignments in a consistent and fair process.
Years of Service to Radford: 28 Years
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Travel, Cooking, Cross Stitch, Crochet, and all genres of music

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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.

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Betty Davidson
Administrative Assistant

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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.

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Megan Delsite-Coleman
Resident Director, 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

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Rebecca Moreau
Resident Director, Washington Hall & East Side Apartments

Preferred Name: Rebecca
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/her
Home Town/State: Sykesville, MD
Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics from West Virginia University, Master of Science in Safety Management from West Virginia University
Favorite Quote/Motto: “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day”-Dalai Lama
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: residence life and housing, campus safety and violence prevention, student conduct, higher education law and policy  

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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

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Micah Reed
Resident Director, Muse Hall 6-13 & Stuart Hall

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

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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

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Bernadette Sharpe, 
Resident Director, Bolling Hall, Pocahontas Hall & West Side 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

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Jack Waldon
Resident Director, Moffett Hall & Trinkle 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

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Alana Weyant
Resident Director, Jefferson Hall, Tyler Hall, & Draper Hall

Preferred Name: Alana
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Home Town/State: Lovely, PA
Degrees/Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice from West Virginia State University, Master of Art in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” - John Wesley
Passion Areas in Student Affairs: Retention, Residence Life, Student Conduct