A Welcome Message from Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D.
President of Radford University


Thank you for your interest in Radford University and on behalf of the Highlander community, we invite you to learn more about our exciting living and learning opportunities by exploring this website and visiting our beautiful campus. Radford University is defined by our unique combination of people, place and purpose. You will discover the pride that all Highlanders share in furthering our mission by supporting the success of our students.

I am confident that you will find a supportive community among faculty, staff and fellow students. This is where you will meet lifelong friends, identify new interests, make incredible memories, and position yourself for employment and pathways to professional certificates and graduate degrees. You will start an exciting adventure here at Radford University, which will establish your route to a successful career.

Over the past few years, our remarkable faculty created a personalized educational pathway called the REAL curriculum where every course counts towards your major. They also implemented the Highlander Promise of engaged learning experiences for all students. Our resilient students published and presented research at professional conferences even in the virtual pandemic environment, and they furthered efforts to make Radford a sustainable university. Our loyal alumni and friends increased their support of current and future Highlanders through TOGETHER - The Campaign for Radford University, which will impact teaching, learning, innovation and discovery for years to come. Our committed faculty, staff, students, families and alumni have collectively set up Radford University to be the successful institution it is today.

Radford University is a special place and it is students like you that make Radford such a remarkable place. It’s an honor for me to serve as president and I cannot wait to get to know you as you pursue your academic goals, discover your passions, and realize your dreams.

I look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Tartan Proud,

Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D.