Regina Lightfoot is the Communications and Marketing Practitioner in the Norfolk State University Office of Communications and Marketing. In this position, she is responsible for the coordination of and the writing and editing in the University’s Making Waves newsletter and BEHOLD Magazine.
Her writing career, which spans more than 30 years, began as a reporter at The Courier News in Bridgewater, New Jersey in 1980. She subsequently held reporting positions with several newspapers including The Montgomery Journal (Rockville, MD), The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) and The Daily Press (Newport News, VA). In addition, Ms. Lightfoot has written for Education Daily and edited the bi-weekly What Works in Education newsletters, which covered national education issues and initiatives.
She won several Virginia Press Assocation awards while working in the Creative Services Department of The Daily Press. In addition, Ms. Lightfoot has won awards from
Higher Education Marketing Report for BEHOLD Magazine, Making Waves and the Infinite Possibilities Viewbook.
A native of Washington, DC, Ms. Lightfoot holds a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from American Intercontinental University.
Ms. Lightfoot is married to Jack DaCosta and is the proud parent of three adult children, two adult stepchildren and 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren.