Colleges promote higher ed in Va.

Radford University and New River Community College this week announced support of the newly-launched Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system.

The campaign, backed by a partnership of higher education and business leaders, aims to help grow the Virginia economy, expand access to education and job opportunities for all Virginians, and regain Virginia’s #1 ranking for business.

Virginia’s colleges, universities and community colleges are stepping up to help achieve these goals. Working with partners in the business community, the colleges will be offering practical policies and creative ideas focused on four strategies that including making Virginia the top state for talent; making Virginia the top state for talent; becoming recognized as the home of innovators and entrepreneurs; preparing Virginians for great jobs and great lives; and providing Affordable Access for All Virginians.

“The Growth4VA campaign reflects long-standing values embraced by the NRCC community,” NRCC President Dr. Pat Huber said this week. “We are pleased to be a part of this effort and look forward to any and all opportunities for NRCC and the state’s higher education system to support Virginia’s continued growth and development.”

Radford University is pleased to partner with Growth4VA, RU President Brian O. Hemphill agreed, saying, “Radford University is an innovative, premier university in the commonwealth of Virginia with a keen focus on teaching, research and service, thereby providing an educated pipeline of skilled workers prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow. “

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