Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Nathan Rasnake

Nathan Rasnake is this issue’s faculty/staff spotlight. Rasnake is the Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Greek Life, and he oversees many of the college’s brightest young leaders as well as organizing all of the campus Greek Life organizations and events. HC11-29-17Rasnakespotlight

Rasnake is from Haysi, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He earned his master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication at West Virginia University.

Before taking over the Student Leadership/ Greek Life role, Rasnake worked in the Admissions Office by helping to recruit students to UVa-Wise. Rasnake claimed that his experience in marketing and sales helped him land that job.

When asked about what he liked most about his current position, Rasnake said,

“I like the interaction with the students, being able to help them find what they’re passionate about and what’s going to help them excel whenever they graduate from here.”

Rasnake said that he plans on furthering his education as he has been admitted to East Tennessee State University’s Doctorate of Education and Educational Leadership, but he is taking a year off and looking at some Ph.D. programs in Communications or Higher Education Administration.

Nathan seems to be everywhere at once on campus and really does a lot for the UVa- Wise community. Thank you for all your hard work, Nathan! You are very much appreciated

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