2018 Presidential Media Gallery

2018 Winter Commencement Ceremonies

Dec. 15, 2018


Almost 600 students and their families joined the Radford family to celebrate academic success at Radford University’s 2018 Winter Commencement ceremonies.

Graduate Commencement & Hooding Ceremony

Dec. 14, 2018


At the College of Graduate Studies and Research's Commencement and Hooding Ceremony, 60 graduates wore for the first time the academic regalia signifying advanced academic achievement.

Board of Visitors Meeting

Dec. 6-7, 2018


The Radford University Board of Visitors held its quarterly meeting Dec. 6-7 in the University’s Mary Ann Jennings Hovis Memorial Board Room.

Tyler House Holiday Celebration

Dec. 6, 2018


President Brian O. Hemphill, First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill and their family hosted a holiday reception at the Tyler House for members of the Radford University community.

Campus Holiday Celebration

Dec. 4, 2018


President Brian O. Hemphill and Radford University First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill hosted a holiday reception for the Radford campus community.

Waldron College of Health and Human Services Faculty Forum

Nov. 28, 2018


President Brian O. Hemphill hosted a faculty forum for the Waldron College of Health Sciences regarding the ongoing planning and related work to merge Jefferson College of Health Sciences into the Radford University family of colleges and departments.

Radford University and Emory & Henry College Partnership

Nov. 5, 2018


Radford University and Emory & Henry College leaders joined together to sign cooperative agreements establishing three new accelerated graduate programs.

Substance Use Disorders in SWVA Conference

Oct. 27, 2018


President Brian O. Hemphill and guests from across Southwest Virginia participated in the Substance Use Disorders in SWVA: Establishing Connections and Networks conference held at Radford University.

Golden Reunion

Oct. 20, 2018


President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. and Radford University First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D. welcomed the Class of 1968 to Radford University during Homecoming Reunion and Family Weekend to celebrate their Golden Reunion.

Greek Life Challenge

Oct. 19-21, 2018


The winner of this year’s Greek Life Challenge, which supports fraternity and sorority life programming and scholarships, was Phi Kappa Sigma.

Homecoming 2018

Oct. 19-21, 2018


President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. and Radford University First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D. welcomed more than 1,000 alumni, friends and families of current students to Radford University's 2018 Homecoming for fun and festive events.

State of the University Address

Oct. 19, 2018


During the State of the University address to the Radford University community, President Brian O. Hemphill discussed the milestones, innovations, planning and strategic efforts of the university and the community.

Radford Gives Back

Oct. 17, 2018


President Hemphill, First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, their family and the Radford University community exemplified the Highlander spirit through community service and civic engagement during the annual Radford Gives Back event as they collected thousands of canned food items for underserved schoolchildren.

Momentous Occasion

Oct. 3, 2018


Radford University announced a landmark $8 million gift from Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis as part of a campus-wide momentous event.

Retired Faculty Reception

Sept. 12, 2018


President Hemphill, Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady of Radford University, and family welcome retired faculty to their home for a reception.

2018 All-Student Cookout

Sept. 6, 2018


President Hemphill, Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill and family invited Radford students to an afternoon cookout at the president’s home.

2018 Business Leaders Reception

Aug. 28, 2018


President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill welcomed guests to their home for the 2018 Business Leaders Reception.

2018 New Student Convocation

Aug. 26, 2018


President Hemphill, Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill and their family welcomed the Class of 2022 to Radford University during the annual New Student Convocation.

2018 Fall Faculty Convocation

Aug. 23, 2018


President Hemphill commemorated the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year on Aug. 23 by welcoming faculty and staff at the 2018 Fall Convocation.

2018 New Faculty Reception

Aug. 21, 2018


President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill welcome guests to their home for the 2018 New Faculty Reception.

President Hemphill Talks with the Crisis Intervention & Trauma Counseling Class

July 27, 2018


President Brian O. Hemphill spoke with the Crisis Intervention and Trauma Counseling Class in Kyle Hall.

President Hemphill Highlights the Value of Move-in Volunteers

July 11, 2018

President Hemphill notes that it's time to provide the newest Highlanders with a warm Radford University welcome and continue the strong tradition of dedicated service by volunteering to help with move-in on Aug. 23 and 24, 2018.

President Hemphill Welcomes Visitors to Quest 2018

June 28, 2018


President Hemphill welcomed new students and families to Quest, new student orientation.

Jefferson College Town Hall Meeting

May 7, 2018


President Hemphill addressed nearly 125 members of the Jefferson College faculty, staff and administration to a town hall-style meeting.

Radford Town Hall Meeting

May 7, 2018


President Hemphill met with more than 50 Radford University staff and faculty to review the progress of the impending merger between Radford and Jefferson College.

2018 Spring Commencement Live Stream

May 5, 2018

2018 Spring Commencement Recap Video

May 5, 2018

Watch the highlights from the 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony.

2018 Spring Commencement Platform Party

May 5, 2018


Senator Kaine, President Hemphill and the platform party prepare for the 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony.

2018 Spring Commencement

May 5, 2018


Radford University conferred degrees on nearly 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students at its 2018 spring commencement ceremonies May 4-5.

2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony

May 4, 2018


More than 250 graduate students were hooded in a special ceremony inside of the Dedmon Center.

2018 Spring Board of Visitors Meeting

May 4, 2018


The Board of Visitors held its quarterly meeting May 4, 2018.

Board of Visitors Student Poster Presentations

May 3, 2018


Between committee meetings Board of Visitors members had a chance to talk one-on-one with students about research projects they have been involved with throughout the year.

2018 Spring Fever Bash

April 18, 2018

Students stand holding a "Thank You" sign on Heth Lawn.

The inaugural Spring Fever Bash celebration, held Wednesday, April 18 on Heth Lawn, featured games, drawings, free cookies, ice cream, lemonade, T-shirts, and – in the spirit of giving – a station where students, faculty, and staff could make their donations.

Unity Fest 2018

April 7, 2018


The second annual Unity Fest brings the campus and surrounding communities together to celebrate the university's tradition of diversity and inclusion.

Celebration of Giving

April 6, 2018


Radford University welcomed more 150 of its most generous supporters – alumni, friends, faculty and staff – to the “Celebration of Giving” stewardship event

Partners in Excellence Lunch

April 6, 2018


The Partners in Excellence luncheon, held in Kyle Hall, gives scholarship beneficiaries and benefactors the unique opportunity to meet one another.

Virginia Association of Economists Annual Meeting

April 5 & 6, 2018


President Hemphill welcomes attendees to the VAE annual meeting where leading economists and economics educators from around the Commonwealth gave presentations and participated in panel discussions.

Eisenhart Portrait Dedication

April 4, 2018


President Hemphill joins Pat and Nancy Artis '73 and Dean Low for the unveiling of a portrait of Janice Eisenhart '70, sister of Mrs. Artis.

Highlanders impress at March Madness

March 15, 2018


President Hemphill and his wife, Marisela Rosas Hemphill, at Radford's NCAA Tournament game against Villanova.

Dedication and naming of the Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab

March 14, 2018


President Hemphill announces the dedication and naming of the Vinod Chachra IMPACT lab at a special ceremony.

Chinese New Year celebration

Feb. 16, 2018


President Hemphill attended Radford University's Chinese New Year celebration with students and faculty.

2018 Advocacy Day

Jan. 24 and 25, 2018


President Hemphill, Radford University students and administrators traveled to Richmond to take part in the annual Advocacy Day activities.

A Partnership: Meeting the Growing Health Care Needs in Virginia

Jan. 18, 2018 

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Intends to Merge with Radford University

Jan. 18, 2018


Officials from Carilion Clinic, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Radford University announced they intend to merge JCHS into the Radford University family of colleges and departments.