RHEC Leadership

Kay Dunkley – Executive Director
Carla James – Senior Director of Academic & Student Services
Lori Van Curen – Director of Finance & Administration
Jeremiah McMillan – Director of Facility Services


Board of Trustees

Institutional Members

Sarah K. MacDonald – James Madison University
Glen Mayhew – Radford University
Annette M. Lewis – T.A.P./This Valley Works
Paula H. Song – Virginia Commonwealth University
Susan Short – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Veronica P. Shuford – Virginia State University
Amy White – Virginia Western Community College

State Agency Members

Lee Andes – State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Robert H. Sandel – Virginia Community College System

Members appointed by the Virginia General Assembly

Sam Rasoul – Virginia House of Delegates

Members appointed by the Governor of Virginia

Elda Stanco Downey – Roanoke, VA
Katherin Elam – Roanoke, VA
G. Lyn Hayth III – Troutville, VA
Shatenita Horton – Roanoke, VA
Tracy Harper Nester – Roanoke, VA


Roanoke Higher Education Authority Board of Trustees Meetings

Meetings are held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.

Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, November 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Full Board

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 12:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2024 at 12:30 pm

Meeting Recordings

Meeting Minutes

Previous Board of Trustees Meetings

Previous Executive Committee Meetings