Radford University selects Anthony Graham as Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Recruitment

Anthony Graham
Anthony Graham

Radford University has announced the selection of Anthony Graham to serve as Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Recruitment and Director of Admissions effective March 10, 2020.  In this capacity, Associate Vice President Graham will lead the Office of Admissions by administering all elements of the freshman recruitment and admissions process.

Associate Vice President Graham most recently served in a variety of roles at Emory & Henry College, including Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Director of First-Year Admissions, Associate Director of Admissions, and Assistant Director of Admissions. He also served as Associate Director of Admissions at East Carolina University.  He began his professional career in admissions at his alma mater, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

“Radford University is an innovative and progressive institution of learning where students receive personalized attention, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and award-winning professors,” said Associate Vice President Graham.  “I am excited to unite with an outstanding admissions team and will work hard to ensure that Radford University continues to be a top choice for prospective students. I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence through a collaborative effort with the enrollment area in executing President Hemphill's key initiative to strategically increase enrollment.”

Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. said, “On behalf of the Radford family, I am pleased to welcome Anthony as a dedicated and proud Highlander and look forward to his immediate impact on our admissions operation.  He has a proven record of success in the field of admissions and significant experience at institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Reporting to Vice President for Enrollment Management Craig Cornell, Associate Vice President Graham will be responsible for the development of effective recruitment and admissions strategies, planning, and processing to meet the University’s targeted enrollment goals for new freshmen.

Vice President Cornell said, “We are excited to have Anthony join the Division of Enrollment Management and lead the admissions team as we recruit and enroll students who will excel at Radford University and in their chosen professions.  We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber and experience.  I look forward to Anthony’s expertise as we continue to make a difference in the lives of current and future students.”

Interim Associate Vice President for Transfer Partnerships and Recruitment Kitty McCarthy, who chaired the Search Committee, said, “I would like to thank the many individuals from across campus who participated in the search through service on the committee and attendance at the forums. I am confident Anthony will be a great addition to the Radford family, and I look forward to working with him.”

Associate Vice President Graham is highly involved in professional organizations through dedicated service as a current member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO), as well as a past member of the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO).

Associate Vice President Graham received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration at the University of Louisville.

Feb 27, 2020
Ashley Schumaker
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