A NEW LEADER
Radford University's Board of Visitors announced the selection of the university's eighth president in early December 2021. Bret S. Danilowicz, Ph.D. will assume the role in July 2022. He and his wife Kay visited campus for the announcement ceremony. Danilowicz joins the Highlander family after serving as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton since 2018. The rector of the Board of Visitors, Robert Archer, said "He is a proven leader and possesses the background and experience required to take us to the next level and into the future."
A heartfelt thank you to Carolyn "Lyn" Ringer Lepre, Ph.D., for leading Radford University as interim president during academic year 2021-2022. She is an inspiration to faculty, staff, students, parents, donors and alumni as she represented us before the general assembly, spoke at innumerable events and interacted with each of us as individuals. Her genuine passion for higher education was evident throughout the year as was her warmth and encouragement as she greeted students and their families. We appreciate her strong and throughtful leadership and look forward to benefiting from her continued service as a Highlander.