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Meet Our Staff

Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn Hughes

Executive Director of Student Services

Carolyn has served in several roles at Regent since arriving in 2008. In her current role as Executive Director of Student Services, she works with all of the other Student Services staff members to provide services and programs that create a vibrant campus community and support the well-rounded development of students.  She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Towson University and taught elementary school for three years before changing her focus to older students. She earned an M.S.Ed in College Administration from Old Dominion University. Carolyn first started her career in higher education working in Residence Life at Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College.  A native of Maryland, she now calls Virginia Beach her home, and enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.

 

Saranette WilliamsJamie Brennan
Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership

Jamie comes to Student Services as a Regent University veteran. In 2006, she was accepted to the M.A. program in the Robertson School of Government (graduated in 2008) and began working in the Department of Human Resources as Benefits/Employment Specialist in 2007. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Government for the Regent College of Arts & Sciences. Jamie received her B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University in 2006, where she competed fervently in the Division I Women’s Swim Team. Still an avid athlete, Jamie participates regularly in marathons and triathlons. Her first full marathon was the Marine Corps in D.C. in 2006. Her greatest desire, however, is to help students hone their intellectual, spiritual, and physical talents as they seek their place in Christ’s Kingdom. She is married and loves watching fantasy and sci-fi with her husband, who loves ribs.

 

Leeanne Johnson

Elysa Bucci

Assistant to the Executive Director of Student Services

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Roger CheeksRoger Cheeks
Director of Student Activities and Leadership
Roger is originally from Terre Haute, Ind., and moved to Virginia in 1997. Roger came to Regent in the fall of 1998 and has served as the Assistant Director of Student Services, Director of Student Life, and as Interim Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministries.

Roger was a former city-councilman in the city of Terre Haute, and the first African American in the city's 125-year history to hold any elected office. Roger was recognized by Ebony magazine as one of "America's 50 Young Leaders of Tomorrow." "Pastor Cheeks," as he is affectionately called on campus, pastors a local church. As an educator and a community and ministry leader, he uses his leadership to influence and motivate students to achieve their dreams.

 

Jeannie Davis

Jeannie Davis
Bookstore Manager
Jeannie has served as the manager of the Regent University Bookstore since 2006, after serving for two years as the Bookstore's assistant manager. Before coming to Regent, she worked alongside her husband and family as missionaries to Southeast Asia at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Jeannie developed a love for reading and textbooks while homeschooling her four daughters.

 

Kita GrahamKita Graham
Assistant Director of University Career Services
Kita Graham holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Middle Tennessee State University and an M.A.in Organizational Leadership with a Student Affairs emphasis from Regent University. Kita has worked in higher education since 1997 beginning at Chattanooga State Technical Community College in Tennessee and Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. At present, she manages the career development of students in the Schools of Undergraduate Studies, Communication and the Arts, and Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, and oversees internships, supervises student group outreach, and works with our advisory boards. As an invested and enthusiastic member of the leadership team, Kita is determined to provide students with resources to achieve academic and workplace readiness success. She believes all students, at community college and university levels, share a common goal: to utilize their unique gifts and abilities in rewarding occupations. Helping students achieve their goals is a significant highlight of Kita Graham's role.

 

Robbie Kuschel

Bobby Hill
Interim Director of Campus Ministries
Dr. Bobby Hill is a full-time faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences, and took on the role of Interim Director of Campus Ministries in the summer of 2013. He is also the founder and senior consultant for The Hill Consulting Group. He has 39 years of leadership experience in church planting, pastoral ministry and leadership development including serving as the current International Director for Vanguard Ministry, a worldwide network of ministry leaders. His passion for leadership development has resulted in global initiatives and ministry in over 30 countries with broad recognition as a conference speaker and trainer. Dr. Hill has consulted with church and nonprofit clients providing strategic and practical solutions to improve their spiritual and organizational health. He serves as a mentor and coach for many leading pastors and ministry leaders. Bobby and his wife, Carrie, reside in Suffolk and have two married sons and four grandchildren. He enjoys boating, fishing, reading, cooking, travel, and golf.

 

Leeanne Johnson

Leeanne Johnson
Director of International Student Services
Leeanne joined the Regent community as director of international student services in 2006. Previously, she served international students as associate director for the immigration services office at the University of Notre Dame and as the director of international student services at the College of William & Mary. She has worked in the field of international education since 1991. Her immigration experience includes two years of participation in a national pilot program where she had the rare opportunity to help develop and test the electronic student record-keeping and reporting system, called CIPRIS, which all institutions in the U.S. are now required to use in the form of SEVIS. Leeanne also served as an F-1 immigration consultant to other international student advisors through the Association of International Educators.

 

Robbie Kuschel

Robbie Kuschel
Staff Counselor
"Robbie" serves Regent students in the capacity of Staff Counselor. Robbie is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University with his B.S. and M.S. in Psychology. He holds licensure as a Mental Health Counselor and has been working as a counselor for nearly 20 years. His counseling experience includes work with individuals, students, couples, and families in a variety of settings. He has also provided counseling services in the areas of criminal justice and adoption. Prior to coming to Regent Robbie served as a counselor, teacher, and youth pastor at Westwood Hills Ministries in Gainesville, Florida. He is a native Floridian where he grew up in the home of a Church of God pastor. He is an avid sports fan and musician and will go fishing any time the opportunity arises. Robbie is married to Shannon Kuschel and they have two sons, Bryce and Evan.

 

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy
Director of Food Services
Chef Dan is a native of Virginia Beach and comes from a family of seven sisters. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, he received an AOS degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Dan worked in special events with Omni International Hotels and at Virginia Wesleyan College before coming to Regent in 2002. He is a charter member of the local Tidewater Chefs Association and has won several culinary awards over the years.

 

Adam Williams

Adam Williams
Director of Residence Life and Community Standards
Adam currently serves as the Director of Residence Life and Community Standards. He joined the Student Services team in January of 2009. Since that time he has served in various roles within Student Housing to include programming and community development, student conduct, assignments management and general housing operations. Adam received a B.S. in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University. He then earned a M.S. in Counselor Education with a focus on Student Affairs Administration from Radford University where he served as a Resident Director. Prior to coming to Regent University, Adam served as a Hall Director at Christopher Newport University.

 

Saranette Williams

Saranette Williams
Director of Career Services
Saranette D. Miles Williams has over 10+ years serving in various leadership capacities internationally, domestically and locally in the field of Career Services. She has worked at Virginia Tech (VT), University of Florida (UF), and Old Dominion University (ODU) with alumni, students, and prospective students about their "career passions and callings!" In addition, she has worked with hiring organizations to help them get the best Return On Investment (ROI) in their recruiting activities and her education provided her with a foundation in that belief. She has a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in educational leadership and policies studies with a specialization in technology. Most importantly Saranette believes that God has a divine purpose for each of us and that a Career Services staff member just helps a student or an alum to share that calling and the gifts appropriately with the world. Saranette has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on job search and recruiting strategies. She is married to Dr. Cyrus R. Williams, III and God has blessed them with 2 children.

 

Contact Student Services at 757.352.4927 or stusrv@regent.edu.