Radford University announces support of Growth4VA campaign

Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill today announced the university’s support of the newly-launched Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system. The campaign, backed by a partnership of higher education and business leaders, aims to help grow the Virginia economy, expand access to education and job opportunities for all Virginians, and regain Virginia’s #1 ranking for business.

Virginia’s colleges, universities, and community colleges are stepping up to help achieve these goals. Working with our partners in the business community, we will be offering practical policies and creative ideas focused on four strategies:

  • Make Virginia the Top State for Talent
  • Become recognized as the Home of Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  • Prepare Virginians for Great Jobs and Great Lives
  • Provide Affordable Access for All Virginians

“Radford University is pleased to partner with Growth4VA,” said Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill. “Radford University is an innovative, premier university in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a keen focus on teaching, research and service, thereby providing an educated pipeline of skilled workers prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow. In addition to our traditional academic offerings, our competency-based education program provides working professionals with the opportunity to enhance their skills for in-demand sectors, like cybersecurity. Additionally, this innovative program engages with a wide array of students that may not otherwise be able to pursue such educational opportunities. Without question, investments in higher education are investments in the future of the Commonwealth and its people.  Higher education will be key to our future success.”

Growth4VA is a campaign of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and has been endorsed by all 15 of Virginia’s public higher education institutions and the Virginia Community College System. To learn more about the Growth4VA campaign, including the current economic impact of Virginia’s higher education system and the Growth4VA coalition’s plans for expanding economic growth and opportunity in Virginia, visit the campaign website at www.Growth4VA.com.

Sep 25, 2017
Sherry Wallace