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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2021 Bea Covington Award winner announced

Congratulations to Jessica Stone, Assistant Dir. Support Systems in the Financial Aid office., 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." 

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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

The June 16, 2022 meeting is cancelled in lieu of the Staff Senate Picnic held on June 8, 2022.  Our next meeting as a group will be on Thursday August 18, 2022 at 9:00 am. We will have a Zoom link and two Zoom rooms available.

Please join us for our monthly meetings. Let your voice be heard! Meetings begin at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. All meetings at this time are on Zoom!  Zoom meeting link will be sent via e-mail each month.

To download the zoom client, go to

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2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

  • No June 2022 Meeting (picnic held on June 8)
  • Thursday July 21, 2022-meeting for outgoing and incoming officers only
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • No December Meeting
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023– 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023 –  9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, April 20, 2023-9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, June 1 5, 2023- 9 a.m., Zoom

Meeting Locations:

1. Via Zoom Link:

2. Armstrong Complex, Procurement & Contracts Conference Room 231

3. McConnell Library, First Floor-Room 170

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2022-2023 Staff Senate Executive Officers

President: Sharon K. Proffitt
Vice President: Fallon Kreye
Secretary: Clint Eaton
Parliamentarian: Connie Leathers

Past President: Christi Wayne

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Awards and Recognitions

Bea Covington Recipients

2021: Jessica Stone

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

Keep'n It Green Award Winners

2021: Emily Hall

2020: No winner-due to Covid 19 pandemic

2019: Virginia Tinsley, Rick Van Noy, Karla Colina

2018: Jillian Webber, Allison Wisecup, Tucker Morgan

2017: Rick Roth, Luis Arias, Michele Jenkins

2015: Samuel "Sammy" Burton

2014: Pavan Muddanna

2013: Patricia Nolen

2012: Joshua Williams

2011: Jo Ann Alger