Radford University selects Chad Reed as next vice president for Finance and Administration

Radford University today named Chad A. Reed to be the University’s next vice president for Finance and Administration.

Reed will serve as a member of President Brian O. Hemphill’s senior leadership team and will be responsible for the University’s departments and offices of Budget and Financial Planning; Controller; Emergency Management; Facilities Management; Facilities Planning and Construction; Human Resources; Institutional Research; University Police; and University Services.  He will also serve in a joint role as the University’s chief financial officer.

Chad Reed
Chad Reed

Reed has served with the University in a number of budget and financial planning roles since 2011, most recently as associate vice president for Budget and Financial Planning from July 2016 through the present.  Reed previously served as director of the Office of Budget and Financial Planning and as budget manager of forecasting and operations.

“Chad brings nearly two decades of budgeting, finance, analysis and management experience and success in both higher education and industry,” said Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill.  “He has been highly involved in nearly every facet of budgeting and financial planning, including responsibility for the University’s auxiliary services operations.  Additionally, he has assisted with oversight of many of the non-finance functions within the Division of Finance and Administration.  His leadership, expertise, accountability and attention to detail have been integral to many of the University’s major initiatives,” added Hemphill.

“Through a national, highly competitive search process, there were a number of highly qualified candidates.  Reed’s experiences and in-depth knowledge of budgeting and financial planning processes make him immeasurably prepared to succeed in supporting our students and contributing to our vision to be the premier, innovative, student-centered university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond with a keen focus on teaching, research and service,” said Hemphill.

Prior to joining Radford University, Mr. Reed served as an analyst in multiple positions in the office of Budget and Financial Planning at Virginia Tech.  Previously, he served in a variety of management and analyst positions with private industry, including Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Upon being selected for the position, Reed said:  “I would like to thank President Hemphill, the Search Committee and the campus community for their continued support.  It is both an honor and a privilege to serve Radford University, and I am grateful for the opportunity to join President Hemphill’s senior leadership team in furthering my commitment to the Radford family.”

Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in General Business from East Tennessee State University.  He earned a Master in Public Administration from Virginia Tech.  He has completed numerous professional training and development programs, including the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) Future Chief Business Officer Program.  Additionally, he is a graduate of the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers’ (SACUBO) College Business Management Institute (CBMI).

Reed will assume his new duties on June 25, 2018 upon the planned retirement of Vice President for Finance and Administration Richard S. Alvarez, who has served at Radford University since August 2009 following more than 53 years in a long and distinguished career in public service and within higher education administration.

Apr 9, 2018
Joe Carpenter