University Relations Office Staff

Ashley Schumaker

Wendy Lowery
Vice President for Advancement and University Relations
wlowery@radford.edu
540-831-6716

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Caitlyn Scaggs
Associate Vice President for University Relations
cscaggs3@radford.edu
540-831-5040

Caitlyn Scaggs is the associate vice president for University Relations. She serves as chief communications officer and marketing strategist for Radford University. She is responsible for overall communication and research-based messaging, as well as marketing and branding activity for Radford University. Caitlyn oversees all aspects of the development and dissemination of public messaging.

 

Peggy McCue

Peggy McCue
Executive Assistant to the Assocaite Vice President for University Relations
mmccue1@radford.edu
540-831-5182

Peggy McCue serves as the executive assistant to Ms. Schumaker, vice president for University Relations.

Peggy has been at Radford University since January, 2011, starting in Facilities Warehouse and Surplus and later as the departmental purchasing specialist.  She was the administrative assistant to the executive director of Facilities Management before joining University Relations in January, 2018.
 

Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert, M.S. '97
Director of University Relations—Roanoke-based
mlambert11@radford.edu
540-985-9031

Mark Lambert joined the University Relations department in July 2019 as the result of the merger of Jefferson College of Health Sciences into Radford University, and serves as the Director of University Relations—Roanoke-based for Radford University Carilion. He is responsible for communications, marketing and messaging, working in collaboration with the University Relations team on the main campus. Mark holds an M.S. in Corporate & Professional Communication from Radford University and dual B.A.s in Mass Communication and Graphic Art from Emory & Henry College. Previously, Mark served as the Senior Coordinator of Communications & College Relations for Jefferson College of Health Sciences.
 

Media Services

Justin Ward

Justin Ward
Director of Media Services
jward53@radford.edu
540-831-1953

Justin Ward joined the University Relations team in the Spring of 2018 as a multimedia producer. He works closely with other Creative and Marketing Services staff to develop and market visual content for Radford University. You will most likely see him throughout campus with a camera in hand capturing memorable Highlander moments. Justin is an alumnus of Radford with a BS in media studies and a concentration in journalism, spending summers interning with local news agencies and CBS News in Washington, D.C. He spent eight years as a reporter for both WDBJ7 in Roanoke, VA and WVVA in Bluefield, WV.  During his career he’s been invited to interview the Vice President of the United States, was nominated for an Emmy Award and won state and regional awards for journalism and videography work. Justin lives in Christiansburg where he was raised.

 

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Christina Edney
Multimedia Producer
cedney@radford.edu
540-831-7128

Christina Edney is a member of the University Relations multimedia team. Prior to coming to Radford, Christina served as the General Manager of the Pulaski Yankees, Sports Marketing Director for Shelor and a sports reporter for WHSV TV 3 in Harrisonburg, Va. Christina is a Pulaski native who graduated from Liberty University where she studied Sports Journalism.

 

 

Jeff Greenough

Jeff Greenough
University Photographer
jgreenoug@radford.edu
540-831-7769

Jeff joined the University Relations team in March of 2018 serving the role of university photographer. Prior to joining Radford University, Jeff worked as a producer for Visual Media at Savannah College of Art &Design. Prior to his work at SCAD, Jeff owned and operated his own corporation specializing in visual content for stock photography, editorial magazines, tourism offices and universities. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he holds an B.A. in Graphic Design and has more than 20 years of professional experience in visual communications.

 

Mary hardbarger

Mary Hardbarger
Media Services Specialist
mhardbarger@radford.edu
540-831-5150

Mary Hardbarger is a media services specialist for the Division of Student Affairs, covering Student Government, Greek Life, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Disability Resources Office, McConnell Library and ROTC. A graduate of Virginia Tech, she holds a B.A. in Communication and has more than five years of professional writing and editing experience. She joined University Relations in 2014.

 

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Pam McCallister
Marketing Copywriter/Editor
pmccallister@radford.edu
540-831-6318

Pam McCallister joined University Relations’ Creative Services team in October 2016. As a marketing copywriter/editor, she works with designers, writers and clients while editing, fact-checking and writing copy for a wide range of projects.  Prior to arriving at Radford University, she worked as a copy editor and designer for newspapers, including The Roanoke Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; as a communications specialist for Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway; and as a freelance magazine designer. Pam holds a B.A. in Journalism from Marshall University.

 

Chad Osborne

Chad Osborne
Media Services Specialist
caosborne@radford.edu
540-831-7761

Chad Osborne is a media services specialist for the College of Business and Economics and the College of Education and Human Development. He holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from Emory & Henry College. He joined University Relations in 2005.

Digital Communications and Marketing

Meghan Spraker

Meghan Williams Spraker, M.S.
Director for Digital Communications and Marketing
mwspraker@radford.edu
540-831-7678

Meghan Williams Spraker joined the Radford University web communications team as a web content editor in November 2010. In 2013, Meghan became web content strategist and in late 2015 assumed the role of manager of web communications. Most recently, Meghan was named director of digital communications and strategy.

Meghan manages the “core” site of the Radford University website; assists with web-related issues including site design and development, message strategy, content creation; development, strategy, and maintenance of university social media channels; analytics; usability, and information architecture; provides training in the campus content management system (CMS); and develops, maintains and disseminates university web standards.

Previously, Meghan served as the communications manager for the Division of Student Affairs and University Relations at Virginia Tech. She also served as the associate director of public affairs at a non-profit organization in Richmond, Va. She received her B.S. in Communication from Radford University and her M.S. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Strategic Public Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Hannah Moses

Hannah Moses
Digital and Media Interactive Designer
hmoses4@radford.edu
540-831-7608

Hannah joined the University Relations team in June 2018. She creates digital media, including ads and animations, and also designs for print. She holds a B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in Creative Technologies/Animation from Virginia Tech.

 

 

 

Creative Services

Robin Dowdy

Robin Dowdy
Director of Creative Services
rdowdy3@radford.edu
540-831-1261

Robin Dowdy joined the Radford University Relations team as a graphic designer in June 2018. She conceptualizes and creates brochures, booklets, illustrations, posters and any other kind of visual material needed to provide advertising and marketing to the university and all its colleges. Previously, Robin served as the graphic designer for University Relations at Virginia Tech. She received her B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design from West Virginia University.

 

Foster Sheppard

Foster Sheppard
Graphic Design Manager
fsheppard@radford.edu
540-831-6437

Foster joined the University Relations team in January 2020 as a graphic design manager. He provides assistance with managing projects for admissions and academics while also creating marketing and branding materials for the University. He previously worked as the creative services manager at Concord University, where he received his B.A. in advertising and graphic design in 2014.

 

James Harman

James Harman, B.S. '92
Art Director
jharman@radford.edu
540-831-7748

James Harman creates and oversees the production of graphic design materials ranging from web banners to book-length publications in the Creative Services subdivision of the department. An RU alumnus, he holds a B.S. in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. He joined University Relations in 1992, having previously interned as a student-worker since 1990.

 

Ryder Deal

Ryder Deal, B.F.A. '19
Graphic Designer
rdeal4@radford.edu
540-831-5037

Ryder Deal joined University Relations in July 2019 as a graphic designer. In collaboration with the creative services team, she helps maintain and develop Radford University’s brand, creates original branding and graphic elements for events and campaigns across campus and creates various visual advertising and marketing materials for the university. She holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Radford University.