News & Events

  1. Incoming Highlanders follow Quest for knowledge »

    7/21/2022

    Approximately 1,800 soon-to-be freshmen and transfer students will participate in Quest events before this fall semester begins. Since 1979, Quest has served incoming Highlanders as part orientation, part celebration, part cram session and part social.

  2. Highlanders in the News: Week of July 11 »

    7/15/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Matthew Dunleavy, executive director of the Vinod Chachra IMPACT lab, talks about new cybersecurity learning options funded by a recent $1.2 million grant, and the campus’ new Esports center lands with a virtual splash.

  3. Highlanders in the News: Week of July 4 »

    7/8/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Tazewell County farmer John Rhudy ’97 swaps riding for writing; Radford baseball welcomes former player and new coach Alex Guerra ’11; and Roanoke County’s longtime director of economic development, Jill Loope ’88, charts her next move.

  4. Boys State ‘citizens’ make annual visit to Radford campus »

    7/8/2022

    Four hundred young men, all decked out in traditional white T-shirts and blue shorts, scattered and scurried across the Radford University campus the week of June 19-25, 2022, to learn all about Virginia state and local governments and the roles they can serve as citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

  5. Radford University Police Department pledges to advance women in policing »

    7/7/2022

    The Radford University Police Department signed on to the 30x30 Pledge – a series of low- and no-cost actions policing agencies can take to improve the representation and experiences of women in law enforcement.

  6. Governor appoints new members to the Radford University Board of Visitors »

    7/7/2022

    Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced the appointment of four new members to four-year terms on the Radford University Board of Visitors. The appointments include Jeanne Armentrout of Fincastle, Virginia; Jennifer Wishon Gilbert of Mount Jackson, Virginia; George Mendiola Jr. of Manassas, Virginia; and James C. Turk Jr. of Blacksburg, Virginia.

  7. Danilowicz begins duties as eighth president of Radford University »

    7/1/2022

    Friday, July 1, Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., officially began his role as the eighth president of Radford University. The Radford University Board of Visitors announced Danilowicz’s selection as the president-elect in December. A strong advocate of shared governance and transparency, Danilowicz brings 22 years of higher education leadership experience to the presidency.

  8. Highlanders in the News: Week of June 27 »

    6/27/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: The Blacksburg Police Department hails a new chief, Todd Brewster ’96; former RU Rocker Julie Dickens ’98 talks dance instruction; Allyson Yankle, Ph.D., interprets the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade; and Zach Collier, Ph.D., discusses forces that drive the auto industry.

  9. Highlanders in the News: Week of June 20 »

    6/24/2022

    This week in Highlanders in the News: Golfer-to-watch Callum Tarren ’14 and his clubs meet up at the U.S. Open, once again; Cindy Haynie ’87 tells tales of the tiling trade; and WFXR News spotlights Radford Athletics’ campaign to raise funds for a mobile production broadcast trailer. 

  10. Steven Bachrach, Ph.D., named dean of Radford University’s Artis College »

    6/23/2022

    Following an extensive national search, Radford University has selected Steven Bachrach, Ph.D., for the role of dean of the Artis College of Science and Technology. 

  11. Orion Rogers focuses on transforming students’ lives »

    6/23/2022

    An opportunity to use human cadavers to teach anatomy and physiology is what first persuaded Orion Rogers, Ph.D., to pursue a faculty position at Radford University. However, the “driving force” that has kept him at the university for the past 28 years, he said, has been the daily opportunities to make an impact on the lives of others.

  12. Marten L. denBoer, Ph.D., has been named Radford University’s interim provost »

    6/22/2022

    DenBoer will begin serving in his new role July 1, 2022.