President, School of Psychology & Counseling
I am a Doctoral student of Clinical Psychology. Originally from India, I have been a part of this diverse culture in USA for 2 years now. I have worked as a Human Resource professional for 6 years and enjoyed every bit of my life in between the hectic schedule. Now during our free time me and my husband love traveling, photography and being with the friends we love so much. As a school Senator, I would aim at promoting relationships across schools and hold up the values that makes Regent unique.
Roderick Bradford, Jr.
Vice President, School of Communication & the Arts
Roderick Bradford Jr. was born and raised in the city of Washington, D.C. and is the second oldest of five siblings. To date, he holds a Bachelor's Degree of Visual Performing Arts from The Johnson C. Smith University (2013), and graduated with honors. He currently is pursuing his Master of Fine Arts Degree at Regent University's Master's Program with a concentration in Acting, and now serves as a new COGS Senator for the 2014 year. He has worked in many aspects of the theater for the past six years, including interning at Penumbra Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as North Carolina Actor's Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina; and has acted in numerous plays including A Raisin in the Sun, and directed a number of plays as well. He just finished a show last season that was put on by the COM Arts department called Bus Stop, as he portrayed the character Carl. Now he is casted in one of this season's line-ups in The Drowsy Chaperone. Roderick dedicates all his talents back to God and as a result, he ultimately wants to apply the aesthetics of art to promote social awareness and change.
Secretary, School of Divinity
Leonardo Thome (Leo) was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, the second most populated city in Brazil. He received his Bachelors Degree in Theology from Faecad, a Brazilian Assemblies of God College, and is now working on his M.A. in Practical Theology with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies. He has had the opportunity to travel overseas several times for missions, which is his greatest passion. He has served churches in Brazil and in the United States in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral care. As a Senator of the School of Divinity, Leo's vision is to strengthen the student community by cultivating an atmosphere of prayer, worship and service.
Treasurer, School of Business & Leadership
Ivan Papish is originally from Ukraine. Ivan is working on his MBA at the Regent University School of Business and Leadership. In 2002 he graduated from the Academy of Customs Services in Ukraine with a BA in Economics (specializing in accounting and audit). After graduation, for over nine years Ivan worked at a Government management position in Ukraine. Since 2005 Ivan have been actively involved in the development and management of the Christian Center of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine. Ivan worked a few years as a missionary with International Christian organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM), where he also finished a couple of Christian schools. Currently Ivan is working as an Accounting Assistant at CBN International. Ivan is looking forward to using his experience in serving the student body of Regent.