Senate

Each graduate school at Regent University has two COGS senators. Meet the senator for your school below.

School of Communication & the Arts

Roderick Bradford, Jr.

Roderick Bradford, Jr.

Vice President, School of Communication & the Arts
rodebra@mail.regent.edu
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.

Vacant Senator Position Available. Contact Roderick Bradford, Jr. for details.


School of Divinity

Leonardo Thome

Leonardo Thome

Secretary, School of Divinity
leoncor@mail.regent.edu
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.


Sanga Lee

Sanga Lee

sangle2@mail.regent.edu
Sanga Lee was born in South Korea, raised in both South Korea and the Philippines as a missionary kid. She received her bachelor's degree (B.S.) in biology from Simpson University, Redding, CA and is now pursuing her master's degree (M.A.) in practical theology with concentration in marketplace ministry at Regent University. With a heart to share the love of God with the needy, Sanga hopes to work in a non-profit organization to reach out to the local and global community. As a youth group teacher, musician, and worship leader, she has been enjoying being a part of the body Christ and buildling relationship to disciple people around her. Her vision is to live out the Kingdom lifestyle of grace, power, and love and she hopes to see that starting here in Regent community.


School of Education

Two (2) Vacant Senator Positions Available. Contact Kasturi Bhattacharjee (kastbha@mail.regent.edu) for details.


School of Business & Leadership

Ivan Papish

Ivan Papish

Treasurer, School of Business & Leadership
ivanpap@mail.regent.edu
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.


Yara Orayfig

Yara Orayfig

yaraora@mail.regent.edu
Yara Orayfig is a Master's student in the school of Business and Leadership with a concentration on Healthcare Management. She was born and raised in Jordan with her parents and two brothers and had her bachelor's degree there in Information Technology in 2013. She has moved recently to the United States after she has got married and now she is working with the Center for Student Happiness at Regent University as a success coach to help students find their success,in addition to that, she works at CBN as a translator (English- Arabic). She is looking forward combining coaching, healthcare and technology together in order to help people who has been abused or traumatized and ignored (such as: special needs, immigrants, refugees, etc.) to see that God is watching over them and that people with good hearts do still exist. She is really passionate to serve students at her university because God gave her a lot and now it's her turn to give and help others.


Robertson School of Government

Two (2) Vacant Senator Positions Available. Contact Kasturi Bhattacharjee (kastbha@mail.regent.edu) for details.


School of Law

Chelsea Harkins

Chelsea Harkins

chelhar@mail.regent.edu
Chelsea Harkins was born and raised in Georgia, and calls the small town of Hoschton, her home. She is the youngest of five children and was homeschooled through her pre-college years. She went on to attend Georgia State University and graduated, Summa Cum Laude, with a BA in Criminal Justice. Chelsea then applied to Regent School of Law, at the age of 19. Upon acceptance, she moved to Virginia in 2014 where she is currently working on her Juris Doctorate, here at Regent University. A few of her goals are to obtain an LLM, after getting her Law Degree, and work fervently in the war against sex trafficking. Chelsea's passion and love is to serve people. In fulfilling this love, after graduating, she plans to return to Georgia to run for political office. In addition, Chelsea has a heart for ministering to children and especially young girls. During her undergrad, while working in prosecution law on both the State and Federal level, she says that the Lord stirred up this mighty spirit within her to fight for His children, which just might be in a courtroom one day. A few things that Chelsea holds very dear to her heart are, Pearls – the kind you wear, and AMERICA. Being a southerner throughout her entire life, she believes the word "y'all" should be an official word in the English Vocabulary. As Law Senator, Chelsea is humbled to have the opportunity to serve her school and community and hopes to unite the students across the various programs. She believes in bringing everyone together, just as members of the Body of Christ. She loves seeing the families here at Regent grow and build wonderful life-long friendships, and is excited to be a part of that. In addition to serving on COGS, Chelsea is President of the Regent School of Law's Chapter of Christian Legal Society. Favorite Scripture: Mark 8:36—"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?"


Matthew Morse

Matthew Morse

mattmor@mail.regent.edu
Matthew Morse was born in Eastern North Carolina and has one younger brother. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master's Degree in Accounting from East Carolina University. He is currently attending Regent University School of Law Accelerated Juris Doctor Program, and now serves as a new COGS Senator for the School of Law for 2016. He has worked as a in tax and accounting in various settings for the last several years. He hopes to use his professional experience and education in the Law School to further serve the mission of the Council of Graduate Students.


School of Psychology & Counseling

Julian Heath

Julian Heath

julihea@mail.regent.edu
Julian Henry Heath was born and raised in the city of Macon, GA and is the youngest of seven siblings. To date, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Middle Georgia State University, and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. He is currently attending Regent University's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology, and now serves as a new COGS Senator for the school of Psychology and Counselling for the 2015 year. He has worked as a counselor, psychometrician, and instructor for the last five years. He currently holds a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and works as an online instructor of Psychology for Middle Georgia State University.


Laura Lamirand

Laura Lamirand

laurlam@mail.regent.edu
Laura Lamirand was born and raised in Indiana, but moved to Florida after her freshman year of college. She earned her B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and was a teacher for four years before God moved her into a position at her church. She worked as the Student Ministry Coordinator for ten years before following God's leading to return to school to pursue a Master's degree in Counseling. She loves being a part of the Regent community and is honored to represent the SPC through this Senator position. She has a desire to connect with people, be a compassionate advocate for her peers, and to promote unity amongst the student body at Regent. May God be glorified!