In April 2021, Radford University announced the public phase of its largest-ever fundraising campaign, with a goal of raising $100 million. The funds will, in large part, support students through scholarships and access. The University has already raised more than $68 million in gifts and pledges during the quiet phase of the campaign, which began in 2018.
Named “Together – The Campaign for Radford University" in recognition of the strength and unity of the Radford family, the campaign is focused on people and programs and is grounded in five pillars that impact the success of the University’s mission:
- To make education accessible to bright and promising students;
- To prepare students to be ready to excel in their fields of study;
- To increase students’ academic engagement through hands-on experiences;
- To give student-athletes the resources they need to compete at the highest levels in and out of the classroom; and
- To ready the University to seize unexpected opportunities and discoveries.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE ACROSS CAMPUS
Artis College of Science and Technology
The Artis College of Science and Technology inspires students to look beyond their world and into the global arena of innovation and research. Artis College faculty guide motivated students through the process of discovery in the classroom and with applied research. Graduates are prepared to become successful professionals in a culturally diverse global economy that continues to be increasingly competitve. Artis College students are primed for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to be leaders in a world of emerging technologies and innovations.
Davis College of Business and Economics
The Davis College of Business and Economics prepares students for the real world by focusing on a unique combination of analytics and innovation. The Davis College offers seven undergraduate majors and the Master of Business Administration program, state-of-the-art facilities and technology-rich learning environments. Students engage with renowned faculty who are dedicated to preparing them for the challenges and competitiveness of the global workforce. Graduates of these programs enjoy rewarding careers and are leaders in their fields.
College of Education and Human Development
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) prepares students to become effective agents of change. The focus of CEHD's 32 programs is on developing engaged professionals who are responsive to the needs of communities, families and individuals. CEHD students are "professionals in training" with a commitment to helping others. Their education is enriched by dedicated faculty, who partner with practitioners to implement preparation programs grounded in the daily realities of the profession.
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) offers students the individualized attention of a small liberal arts experience with the resources of a larger comprehensive institution. Students pursue studies across eight departments – Criminal Justice, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology – as well as the School of Communication and several interdisciplinary programs. CHBS students develop the critical competencies and habits of mind that serve them well in their academic and professional careers.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) prides itself on the combination of artistic and academic excellence across all of the arts disciplines. Through a comprehensive arts experience, CVPA includes the major art forms with departments of Art, Dance, Design, Music and Theatre and Cinema, as well as the Art Museum System. Instruction combines traditional forms and approaches with the latest in technology to best prepare students for the challenges and expectations that await them in their careers.
Waldron College of Health and Human Services
The Waldron College of Health and Human Services is a destination of choice for students in health-related professions. Graduates are prepared for careers in the high-demand fields of nursing, speech-language pathology and audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work. Waldron College's excellent faculty, small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology are hallmarks of the exceptional education its students experience.
College of Graduate Studies and Research
The Graduate College has evolved to address the needs of both working adult students and full-time student scholars by offering challenging and enriching learning opportunities through classes offered in a variety of mediums and locations. The Graduate College features 26 master’s degrees, seven doctoral programs and many post bachelor’s certificates. With a presence in Radford, Roanoke, Higher Education Centers across Southwest Virginia and virtual learning environments, graduates from the College of Graduate Studies and Research develop the critical competencies and professional skills to serve them well in their academic and professional careers.
Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs fosters a campus culture and environment that is inclusive, accessible and values students’ perspectives. Student Affairs is home to 13 departments dedicated to the student experience on campus. Students are supported in developing their own road map for lifelong learning, success and well-being through opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Student engagement in co-curricular experiences nurtures resilience, persistence and excellence.
Radford Athletics is poised to make the next 10 years the most productive and exciting period in Highlander sports history. The Athletic Department’s strategic plan includes improving the student-athlete experience through hard work, integrity, passion, focus and accountability. Campaign efforts will provide financial support to help match our goals and will provide student-athletes with the proper resources to compete at the highest level.