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. All meetings at this time are on Zoom!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

    Password: email for password

Join from a Telephone:

    Dial +1 408 638 0968 

    Enter Meeting ID 92635579111

    International numbers available:

Join from a Room Systems:

    Password: email for password

To download the zoom client, go to

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2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

  • No July 2021 Meeting
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • No December Meeting
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022 –  9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 9 a.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 9 a.m., Zoom
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2021-2022 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