Virginia Western Dean of Institutional Effectiveness Rachelle Koudelik-Jones passed away peacefully on Saturday following a courageous battle with cancer. To read Rachelle’s obituary and find information about the celebration of her life, please visit: https://www.johnmoakey.com/memorials/paige-koudelik-jones/4331935/obituary.php.

A celebration will take place on Saturday, September 26, from 12-5 p.m. at Rachelle’s home and be held outside at 1627 Sunset Avenue, Salem, VA 24153. Her family looks forward to having you share your stories about this amazing scholar, educator, leader, friend, and mom. There will be overflow parking available for Virginia Western employees at Lakeside Church and daycare parking lots.

Virginia Western is working on an on-campus memorial for Rachelle. More information will be sent out as details are finalized.

Rachelle’s family has created a College Savings Fund to help her daughter, Maddy, pursue her dreams after her high school graduation and honor her mother’s legacy. For more details, visit: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8sCRoPHpxd.

To read about Rachelle’s contributions to Virginia Western and how she inspired her colleagues throughout her long battle, visit: https://virginiawestern.edu/news/2020/09/dean-of-institutional-effectiveness-is-a-leader-and-friend-to-count-on/.