Quality Enhancement Plan

A Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, is a comprehensive, 5-year action plan that targets an issue identified by an institution as important to increasing student learning and/or success. In spring 2021, Radford University sent out a call to faculty and staff for proposals to identify its next QEP. After months of deliberation, the QEP Topic Identification Committee chose the topic of “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” as the next QEP. Beginning in fall 2021, the QEP Development Committee, made up of faculty, staff, and students, will begin work developing and finalizing the QEP proposal that will be submitted to SACSCOC. The proposal will be reviewed during the onsite visit in March 2023. If approved, the new QEP implementation should begin in August 2023.

QEP Topic Identification Committee

  • Dr. Lyn Lepre, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
  • Prof. Molly Hood, Faculty Senate Representative, Dept. of Theatre
  • Dr. Danyelle Kunkel, DCOBE Representative, Dept. of Management
  • Dr. Matt Grimes, CEHD Representative, Director of Assessment
  • Dr. Michele Ren, CHBS Representative, Dept. of English
  • Dr. Kristina Stefaniak, ACSAT Representative, Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dr. Tara Phelps-Durr, ACSAT Representative, Dept. of Biology
  • Prof. Jennifer Ruhland, CVPA Representative, Dept. of Theatre
  • Dr. Glen Mayhew, WCHHS Representative, Associate Dean
  • Dr. Darleen Hoffert, SON Representative
  • Ms. Jessica Twiest, Student Affairs Representative
  • Dr. Douglas Wright, RUC Representative, Dept. of Respiratory Therapy
  • Ms. Ashlee Claud, AP Senate President, General Manager of Public Radio WVRU
  • Ms. Robin Hardee, Staff Senate Representative, Admissions Office
  • Ms. Shelsi Webb, Staff Senate Representative, Admissions Office
  • Dr. Eric Lovik, Director of Institutional Research
  • Dr. Jessica Beckett, Director Harvey Knowledge Center
  • Ms. Melanie Fox, (Chair) Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement

QEP Development Steering Team

  • Dr. Sarah Kennedy, QEP Development Team Co-Chair
  • Ms. Merrie Winfrey, QEP Development Team Co-Chair
  • Ms. Melanie Fox, Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Representative
  • Dr. Glen Mayhew, Associate Dean, RUC-Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick, Associate Provost for Academic Programs
  • Ms. Stephanie Jennelle, Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO
  • Dr. Orion Rogers, Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Tricia Smith, Associate Vice President for Student Life
  • Mr. Justin McLaughlin, Student Representative

QEP Marketing and Outreach Team

  • Ms. Becky Brackin, University Relations Representative
  • Ms. Sarah Cox, AP Faculty Representative
  • Ms. Kim Dowdy, Staff Representative
  • Ms. Melanie Fox, IEQI Representative
  • Ms. Mackenzie Hines, Student Representative
  • Ms. Tracy Jones, Staff Representative
  • Ms. Jenna Layman, Student Representative
  • Ms. Laura Link, RUC Faculty Representative
  • Mr. Brandon Robinson, Student Representative
  • Dr. Kristina Stefaniak, Faculty Representative
  • Ms. Merrie Winfrey, QEP Development Committee Co-Chair

QEP Data and Assessment Team

  • Ms. Kristina Contreras, Staff Representative
  • Ms. Melanie Fox, IEQI Representative
  • Dr. Sarah Kennedy, QEP Development Team Co-Chair
  • Dr. Eric Lovik, Institutional Research Representative
  • Ms. Christina Manzo, AP Faculty Representative
  • Dr. Sarah Rabe, Faculty Representative
  • Dr. Amanda Raimer, Faculty Representative
  • Ms. Christiana Rolack, Student Representative
  • Dr. Milena Staykova, RUC Faculty Representative
  • Dr. Allison Wisecup, Faculty Representative

QEP Development Program Team

  • Dr. Roann Barris, Faculty Representative
  • Dr. Edwin Bonney, Faculty Representative
  • Dr. Amanda Bozack, Faculty Representative
  • Ms. Melanie Fox, IEQI Representative
  • Ms. Connie Leathers, Staff Representative
  • Ms. Lisa Kuppler-Lee, RUC Faculty Representative
  • Dr. Beth Lyman, Faculty Representative
  • Ms. Ashley Offutt, Student Affairs Representative
  • Dr. Kerry Vandergrift, Faculty Representative
  • Mr. Anthony White, Student Affairs Representative
  • Ms. Merrie Winfrey, AP Faculty Representative
  • TBD, Student Representative