News & Events

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


    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. 

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


    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.

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


    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.

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


    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.

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


    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.

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


    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. 

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


    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. 

  8. Orion Rogers focuses on transforming students’ lives »


    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.

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


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

  10. Accounting professor Bruce Chase built programs from simple motto: “Why can’t we do that?” »


    Before his retirement in December, Bruce Chase, Ph.D., CPA, taught accounting at Radford University for nearly 30 years. He also founded numerous important initiatives for the business college, such as the Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center, the Virginia Government Finance Officers/Radford University Certificate Program and the student employment exposition known as Firm Night.

  11. Webb Telescope celebration packed with fun, science, games and learning »


    Radford University hosted a two-day James Webb Telescope Community Event on campus June 10 and 11 in the Center for the Sciences that offered fun, games and plenty of learning opportunities for science enthusiasts of all ages. 

  12. Radford University named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction »


    Radford University has been named a College of Distinction for 2022-2023 for its commitment to empowering students’ success through engagement, innovation and support as they follow their educational paths. Radford’s academic programs in business, education and nursing were also singled out for individual recognition, along with student support services for career development and military support.