The Radford University Foundation has received a donation of a renovated house for use as the Radford University president's home.
The Radford University Foundation has entered into a lease with Radford University for $1 per year for the home for five years.
The house is a gift from two longtime friends of Radford University: Randal J. Kirk '76, former Rector of the Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) and former member of the Radford University Foundation, and Georgia Anne Snyder-Falkinham, current member of the BOV, current member and former President of the Radford University Foundation, and current President of the Radford University Real Estate Foundation. The property and subsequent renovations were the result of gifts totaling more than $1.2 million to the Radford University Foundation.
"It has been a privilege to help make this special project possible for the benefit of Radford University," said Kirk. "This historically significant home will allow the university to extend a new level of hospitality to a variety of constituencies, including alumni, friends of Radford University and donors, students, faculty and staff, while also highlighting the historic ties between the region and the university."
"The renovation and restoration of Governor Tyler's former home was an honor, especially knowing that it will help preserve this special home for the long-term benefit of Radford University and the region," said Snyder-Falkinham. "This home, with both its history with Radford and the New River Valley and its beautiful and classic design, will be able to welcome future visitors to both Radford University and, by extension, the community."