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.

Latest News

  1. Purposeful play: Master of occupational therapy students host summer camps at RUC »

    7/26/2021

    The days of a typical summer camp are filled with fun, from sports and games to arts, crafts and snack time. The camps hosted by Master of Occupational Therapy students at Radford University Carilion this summer offered all that and more: the chance for campers to build their cognitive, physical/motor, sensory and social skills while their hosts gained real-world clinical experience.

  2. New dining options coming to the Radford University campus this fall »

    7/15/2021

    By the first day of classes this fall, Radford University students, faculty and staff will have new dining options to explore at Dalton Hall and the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center on campus. Renovations are taking place in both locations this summer to enhance the dining experience.

  3. ‘Next generation of leaders’ participates in Boys State on Radford University campus »

    7/15/2021

    Radford University welcomed hundreds of young men to campus in late June for the 78th session of the American Legion Boys State of Virginia.

  4. Flora and fauna flourish — organically — in the Radford University Greenhouse  »

    7/15/2021

    Dwarf pomegranates. A corpse plant. An Australian tree fern. A timid tarantula. These are just a few examples of the lush vegetation and exotic critters blossoming in the Radford University Greenhouse this summer.

  5. Hear how the Front Porch Project connects Radford University nursing students with geriatric patients, even during a pandemic »

    7/8/2021

    School of Nursing Associate Professor Sarah Gilbert spoke to the With Good Reason public radio program recently about the Front Porch Project, which gives Radford University nursing students an opportunity to connect with the adults they are learning to care for. 

  6. New book celebrates best writing from annual Highland Summer Conference »

    6/30/2021

    Selected essays, poetry and works of fiction and nonfiction have been compiled into one book showcasing and celebrating the best writing from Appalachian writers and students from a popular summer conference held on the banks of the New River at Radford University.

  7. Radford University selects new associate vice president of University Relations »

    6/23/2021

    Becky Brackin, director of communications and marketing at Angelo State University (ASU) in San Angelo, Texas, has been selected as the next associate vice president of University Relations at Radford University.

  8. Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates the construction of a world-class hotel »

    6/22/2021

    A special groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 15, 2021, to officially introduce The Highlander, a boutique-style hotel to be located on Tyler Avenue across from Radford University’s main campus.

  9. Radford University dedicates Hemphill Hall to celebrate its seventh president »

    6/21/2021

    Members of the Radford family gathered in the atrium of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Science (CHBS) Building on June 15, 2021, to formally dedicate the building as Hemphill Hall, honoring the leadership and legacy of Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.

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