Veronica Lewis, Director
As Director of Student Support Services, Veronica Lewis is passionate about serving first generation students and providing resources and services which will make them successful while pursuing their bachelor's degree. A first generation student herself, she received a bachelor's degree in psychology from James Madison University. Soon afterwards, she completed a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Radford University. Rather than pursuing a lucrative career in the corporate world, she found it more rewarding to serve disadvantaged students and help them achieve their academic goals. Ms. Lewis has been working for the federal TRiO programs since 1992.
Renée Akers, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Renée Akers has been employed at Radford University for 10 years. She is usually the first point of contact when students call or come to the SSS office seeking assistance. She is sensitive to the needs of first-generation college students and desires to see each program participant achieve success.