Who we are
University Relations is comprised of writers, designers, photographers, videographers, digital strategists, creatives, and leaders who work to collaboratively advance the brand of Radford University through marketing, communications, media engagement, digital and creative services. Our team members have strong educational backgrounds paired with significant industry and higher education experience. We are aligned in our excitement to share the Radford University story and brand in a way that advances the critical and influential work of our institution.
Our Top Priorities
- Share the Radford University brand across campus, within the local community, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and beyond.
- Promote the achievements of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
- Directly support admissions, advancement, and alumni relations efforts.
- Engage with internal stakeholders from the Radford University family to support their marketing, communications, media, and creative services needs.
- Implement and advance relevant initiatives as outlined in the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan.
At a special ceremony held on May 25, 2021, Radford University administrators and supporters officially broke ground on the Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity, a state-of-the-art complex that will serve as a blended teaching and learning space for the arts and health sciences.
Radford University has been ranked No. 40 out of 100 in a nationwide listing of the Best Colleges and Universities for Veterans 2021 by College Consensus, a college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews.
Radford University and New River Community College celebrated the first class to complete the institutions’ Bridge Program with a "bridging ceremony,” symbolizing the students’ transition from studying at NRCC to becoming Highlanders at Radford.
Radford University’s Reed and Curie Halls are the latest campus buildings to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification, marking another achievement in the University's sustainability initiatives.
The Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) unanimously approved a resolution at its April 23, 2021, quarterly meeting to recognize outgoing President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. The resolution highlighted the many milestones of President Hemphill’s remarkable tenure as the University’s seventh president, as well as several actions to honor his legacy.
Nursing professor Judy Jenks receives the Education Award from the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners »
Radford University Carilion associate professor of nursing Judy Jenks, DNP, FNP-BC ’16 has received the Education Award from the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. The award recognizes her outstanding contributions to NPs in education and patient care through teaching and scholarship, student preceptorship, patient teaching and community involvement.
The Radford University and Radford University Carilion (RUC) classes of 2020 and 2021 shared a monumental weekend of well-deserved recognition this spring.
The Radford University Board of Visitors honored outgoing President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., and set tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year during its second quarterly meeting of the year.
A new course on complementary health approaches and integrative health therapies will be offered this May by Radford University. These areas offer a different approach to conventional or mainstream medicine.