Vice President for University Advancement
Radford University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for University
Advancement. Radford University is seeking a dynamic leader who, working with President Brian O. Hemphill,
Ph.D., will help catapult the institution into an exciting new period.
Radford University is a comprehensive, mid-size public university that is known for student-focused academic
programs, a strong emphasis on service to others and a picturesque 204-acre campus. As a mid-size institution,
the University provides its students a winning combination of broad opportunities associated with a large
university and highly personalized relationships considered the hallmark of a smaller college. Well-known for its
strong student/faculty bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on
a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities for success in and out of the classroom.
Radford University is known for its focus on teaching and close student-faculty interactions. Radford University
faculty members are invested in the success of their students. With a student-faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Radford
University’s faculty has been recognized for excellence and dedication.
The Vice President has direct responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a significant
personal portfolio of major donors and providing support for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship of the President’s portfolio of major donors and prospects. The Vice President will serve as a
member of the President’s senior leadership team and is responsible for strategic and operational planning for
University Advancement; developing and managing systems of accountability for staff in all areas of major gifts,
planned gifts, corporation and foundation relations, alumni relations and annual giving; managing budget
priorities; and representing Advancement within the Radford University community. The ideal candidate will
engage with the campus community and beyond, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members,
businesses and organizations. A proven record of extensive experience and strong leadership in a higher
education fundraising environment and with comprehensive campaigns is strongly preferred.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Radford University in the search.
Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Screening of applications will continue until an
appointment is made, and applicants are encouraged to make their submissions by March 20, 2017. Application
materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experience and skills match the position
requirements; a résumé or CV; and a list of five references. Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should
include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.
Inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Crystal Cheatham, Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age,
veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs,
activities, admission or employment practices.
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