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Crasha V. Townsend, M.Ed.
25 Tyler Hall
P.O. Box 6979
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5765

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Natalie Fajardo, M.S.
Assistant Director
25 Tyler Hall
P.O. Box 6979
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5765


Administrative Assistant
25 Tyler Hall
P.O. Box 6979
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-6343




Open Positions, email diverse@radford.edu for more details.


Student Office Assistant


Bruce Baker:  I am a sophomore and a Business Management Major (Entreprenuership Concentration). I want to open my own restaurant one day. I enjoy CDI because I feel if it weren't for the staff and programs there that I wouldn't have been able to hit the ground running.

Jonae Chiles:  I am a sophomore and a Biology Major. Music means the world to me. I enjoy CDI because of the positive atmosphere. If you surround yourself around positive things, you get positive outcomes.  

Ezell Johnson:  I am a sophomore and a Management Major. I like helping others in need and just having a good time. I enjoy CDI because they have such a warm atmosphere and it made my transition to RU a lot easier.

Noella Kim:  I am a Senior and a Criminal Justice Major. My passion is in helping others and to promote diversity. I am determined to make the 2014-2015 school year eventful!

Terrance Maynard:  I am a Junior and a Political Science Major with a Minor in History. My  interests are sports, hanging out with friends, campus involvement, and outdoors. I enjoys CDI because I enjoy seeing the objectives and goals we set forth achieved and diversity in on the rise at RU!

Ashlei Swann:  I am a Senior and a Psychology and Criminal Justice Major. My interests are volunteering and spending time with loved ones. I enjoy CDI because I enjoy being around different types of people and learning about and from them.

Graduate Student Interns/Assistants

Kinya Beckwith:  I am a second year master's Student Affairs and Higher Education program at Virginia Tech. I relish opportunities to learn about other cultures and about diverse places locally and abroad. Serving as a graduate intern in CDI is one avenue by which I can explore these interests.

M. Josiah Hu:  I am a first year graduate student and a JMU Alumnus. Was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA.  I am here to learn and grow and assist CDI the best that I can.

Earnest Ilang Ilang:  I am an incoming graduate student from RU's School of Social Work. I like to go to the gym and play video games. I am excited for the opportunity that CDI offers because I focused primarily on the issues between Race, Class, and Gender as an undergraduate.