The Radford University Staff Senate was created in 1995 to give classified staff a voice in the governance of Radford University. Staff Senate meetings are open to the university community and are usually held on the third Thursday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. All university staff are invited and encouraged to attend.

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2020 Bea Covington Award winner announced

Congratulations to Teresa Chapman, administrative assistant in the Davis College of Business and Economics, who won this year's Bea Covington Award! The Staff Senate presents the award annually to honor employees who "consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and treat others with dignity, respect and kindness." Read more about Teresa here.

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Staff Spotlight

Help us shine a light on the great work and fascinating stories of Radford staff. Nominate someone for the Staff Spotlight!

First up: the professional journey and dedication to service of IT's Connie Leathers.

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Staff Senate Meetings

Please join us for our monthly meetings. Let your voice be heard! Meetings begin at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Can't make it in person to our meetings? We now Zoom all meetings!
 Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Password: Contact Staff Senate for password

Join from a Telephone

    Dial +1 408 638 0968 

    Enter Meeting ID 93562913083

    International numbers available:

Join from a Room Systems:

Password: Contact Staff Senate for password

To download the Zoom client, go to

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

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2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, November 18, 2020 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 –  9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 9 a.m., Zoom
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2020-2021 Staff Senate Executive Officers

President: Kristina Contreras 
Vice President: Christi Wayne
Secretary: Connie Leathers
Parliamentarian: Sharon Proffitt

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Awards and Recognitions

Bea Covington Recipients

2020: Teresa Chapman
2019: Kim Wilson
2018: Brenda Nicewander
2017: Kathy Burnett
2016: Felicia McMillian
2015: Betty Smith
2014: David "Beaver" Buchanan
2013: LuAnn Gilbert
2012: Pam Duncan
2011: Marie Testerman

Staff Spotlight

February 2020: Connie Leathers