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.
Professor of English Rick Van Noy’s book “Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in Climate-Changed South” is among the Best Environmental Books in Nonfiction according to a recent list compiled by BookRiot.com.
Radford University announces selection of Matthew J. Smith, Ph.D. as Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences »
Following a national search, Radford University has announced the selection of Matthew J. Smith, Ph.D. to lead the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences in the role of Dean. Dean Smith has served as Interim Dean since 2018. Prior to Dean Smith’s interim role, he served as Director and Professor in the School of Communication since joining the Radford family in 2016.
The Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) met on campus February 13-14, 2020, for a series of committee meetings and a full BOV meeting in which members received reports from University representatives, including administrators, faculty, staff and students.
A diverse and energetic group of students proudly represented Radford University during Advocacy Day, a two-day trip that took them on tours of historic Richmond landmarks and brought them face-to-face with legislators.
The spectacular renovation to the storied Radford University Reed and Curie Halls was officially celebrated on February 12, 2020 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony in the building’s stunning campus-side atrium.
Radford University announces dedicated alumna and Artis College namesake as Spring Commencement speaker »
Alumna Nancy E. Artis ’73 will serve as the keynote speaker for the Spring Commencement ceremonies to be held for Radford University Carilion (RUC) on Friday, May 8, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Berglund Center, and for the main campus on Saturday, May 9, 2020, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Moffett Lawn.
“Dr. Roybark represents everything that is good about Radford University,” wrote a colleague when recommending the accounting professor for the Dalton Eminent Scholar Award.
Several volunteers spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service knitting and crocheting 60 hats, gloves, scarves and cowls for students in need of an extra layer of warmth to battle the chilly weather that marked the beginning of the spring semester.
A classroom like no other: Students to venture deep into the Arctic Circle to conduct innovative research »
In early March, a team of Radford University students and faculty, along with two Governor’s School students, will head on an expedition that will take them to the northernmost point of the United States – Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska.