Radford City Schools

Directors

Stephen T. Cox Stephen T. Cox
RHS Class of 1985

Chairman - Steve is a Research and Development Technology Manager for Hollingsworth & Vose in Floyd, VA. He and his wife, Lee Wright Cox (’85), have one son, Andrew (Drew) Cox, a 2013 Radford High School graduate currently attending Radford University. Steve was a member of the Radford City School Board for four years and served as Chairman in 2013-2014. Steve wants to enhance education and continue the long tradition of excellence in the school division by providing every student with the tools they need to succeed and making Radford City Public Schools the benchmark for student performance and facilities.

Brad Harvey R. Brad Harvey
RHS Class of 1979

Growing up in Radford, Brad knows what a special place the city really is. He jumped at the chance to serve on the Foundation’s Board in order to support the academic, arts, and athletic programs for the school system. Brad believes that in today’s world, more than ever, financial partnerships are necessary for the students who will be our future leaders. Married to Stephanie Grubb Harvey, they have four children – Bryn, a University of South Carolina graduate currently living in Charleston, SC., Morgan, a law student at Elon University, Riley, a junior at James Madison University, and Nick, a sophomore at RHS. A long- running member of the Chevrolet Society of Sales Executives and a member of GM Mark of Excellence, Brad is the owner/operator of Harvey Chevrolet Buick Cadillac in Radford and Harvey Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Floyd, Virginia. He served on the Board of Directors for the Radford Chamber of Commerce from 1995-2002 (President, 2001) and is a member of the First Bank Advisory Board.

Alicia Prioleau Alicia Dobbins Prioleau
RHS Class of 1995

Alicia is a 1999 Radford University graduate with a BS in Social Work from Radford University. A proud Bobcat and dedicated community member, she is married to Pierson Prioleau and is a full time mother to three active boys – Pierson, Parker, and Pace. Alicia believes the Partners Foundation will help fill a financial gap by providing all Radford students with diverse and quality learning environments. Many important educational experiences happen not only in the classrooms, but also on a field, track, court, or stage. These experiences play an irreplaceable role in teaching skills and values that are essential for the personal growth of our students. Alicia is also a member of the Radford High School Boosters Club and the Radford City Schools Gifted Advisory Board. She is the Children’s Church Coordinator and the Décor and Program Committee Chair at First Baptist Church, West Rock Road in Radford.

Mark Williams Mark F. Williams
RHS Class of 1975

As a partner in Price Williams Realty, a real estate development, construction, and property management firm in Radford, Mark understands the business of building and maintaining schools and wants all Bobcats educated in quality facilities. He and his wife Lucy (’78) have roots in this community, and Mark believes our school system provided a strong foundation for his own future. He has witnessed the passion for teaching and the commitment to our young people by our educational staff. Their desire to make our schools the best this city has to offer is something of which he wants to a part. By supporting the Partners Foundation, citizens, businesses, and alumni who want to make a difference can help our teachers and coaches mold the next generation of Bobcats. The Williams have two daughters, Jamie (2005), an attorney in Charlotte, NC, and Amanda (2012), a 2016 graduate of Virginia Tech.

Kenny Alderman Kenneth W. Alderman
RHS Class of 1973

Kenny is a Radford native and passionate educator who wants to give back to the community and school system that means so much to him. A retired Belle Heth Elementary School Principal, he understands the importance of a quality education and appreciates the school division that opened so many doors for him as well as his family. He is interested in providing help wherever there is a need. Kenny and his wife DeDe Pierce Alderman have two daughters, Mary Ashlyn and Emily Claire Alderman Stoots. They are the proud grandparents of Josie Rose and Caroline.

Dr. Becky Greer Dr. Becky Harris Greer

As a former Superintendent of Radford City Schools, Becky (University of North Carolina-Greensboro graduate) looks forward to assisting with the growth of the Foundation for the benefit of the students, schools, the school division employees and the community. Over the last five years, she has seen the need for tax-deductible donations. For example, in lieu of flowers, an individual or group may want to make a small donation in honor or memory of an employee or former employee of the school division. Another individual may want to make a large donation in support of the arts facilities such as upgrades to the auditorium. The Partners Foundation accepts and acknowledges contributions of any amount. These opportunities are now possible by check mailed to P.O. Box 355, Radford, VA 24141, by going to the Partners Foundation website and donating by credit card through RevTrak, or in person through the Executive Director located in the Arnheim House at 30 Dalton Drive. Becky has been married for 25 years to George E. Greer (University of Connecticut graduate) who works with the New York Mets. They have three children-Jonathan (Wake Forest University graduate) serves in law enforcement, Chezley (University of North Carolina-Wilmington graduate) serves as a special education teacher, and Chip (Appalachian State graduate) serves as Captain in the United States Army with two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

Robert F. Graham, Jr. Robert F. Graham, Jr.
RHS Class of 1987

Rob is the first and only graduate of the Radford City School System to also be named superintendent of this outstanding and prestigious school division! He earned his B.S. from Emory and Henry, M.S. from George Mason University, Ed.S from the University of Virginia, and currently is working on his Ed.D. at East Tennessee State University. In 2006 Rob returned to work in his hometown, serving as principal of McHarg Elementary School before moving to Central Office as Assistant Superintendent during the past five years. He is excited and thrilled to be the superintendent of Radford City Schools and is grateful for the support he has received from the Board, faculty and staff, Radford community, and his family. In addition to his superintendent duties, Rob looks forward to working with the Foundation Board in order to help our school division reach its vision of “Excellence in Education, Every Student, Every Day”. Rob and his wife, Kristine McBride Graham, have three daughters – Logan, Sophie, and Madison, all Bobcats who enjoy various extra-curricular activities.

Lee Jordan Slusher Lee Jordan Slusher
RHS Class of 1968

As a proud generational Bobcat and retired Radford City Schools English Teacher, Lee understands that good facilities are a precursor for student learning and reflect our city’s priorities for our youth. She believes we share a community responsibility to provide opportunities for our children to be the very best they can be as they discover new and exciting things about themselves. Investments in their education will have far-reaching effects and lasting rewards. Lee is a graduate of Radford University and lives in Radford with her husband Jim. They have three grown children and enjoy spending time with their seven granddaughters!

Josh Smith Josh Smith
RHS Class of 2011

Born and raised in the Radford community, Josh understands the impact that the local school system can provide towards lifelong success. After graduating from Emory & Henry College in 2015, he moved back to his hometown to begin a career and to help contribute to the area that gave him so many opportunities. In addition to his responsibilities with the Partners for Excellence Foundation, Josh is currently employed with Ameriprise Financial and serves as an ambassador for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and is an assistant coach for the Radford High School football team.