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. Committed to Our Student Veterans: Radford University Named a Military Friendly School »

    2/24/2021

    Radford University has been designated a 2021-2022 Military Friendly School, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting and empowering veteran students, active military service members and their families in the classroom and beyond with exceptional, transformative experiences.

  2. Melissa Akers: Balancing Family and a Respiratory Therapy Education »

    2/24/2021

    Heading back to school at 46 wasn’t an easy decision for RUC Respiratory Therapy student Melissa Akers, but she knew that the long-term benefits of returning to school outweighed the short-term challenges she and her family would face. Learn more about Melissa’s path to becoming a Respiratory Therapist.

  3. Annual Bea Covington Award winner announced »

    2/23/2021

    Teresa Chapman, an administrative assistant in the Davis College of Business and Economics, is the recipient of the 2020 Bea Covington Award.

  4. Radford University acknowledges President Brian O. Hemphill’s selection as Old Dominion University’s 9th President and applauds his dedicated service »

    2/12/2021

    This afternoon, Radford University acknowledged President Brian O. Hemphill’s selection as Old Dominion University’s 9th President and shared its deep appreciation for his strong leadership and many contributions.

  5. Radford University School of Teacher Education and Leadership faculty member appointed to Disability Rights Advocates board of directors »

    2/10/2021

    Radford University associate professor of special education Darren Minarik, Ph.D., has been appointed to serve on the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) board of directors.

  6. Hungry yet, Highlanders?  »

    2/8/2021

    Radford University has a dozen different on-campus dining establishments to keep you well fed and prepared for whatever stands in your way. What are the most popular menu items? Find out now from our Dining Services staff.

  7. Inorganic Chemistry Research Lab gives students a creative advantage in the field »

    2/5/2021

    Located on the third floor of Curie Hall, the Inorganic Chemistry Research Lab houses an array of specialized equipment students are not usually exposed to as undergraduates.

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