WVSU President Brian Hemphill named president of Radford

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RADFORD, Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University President Brian O. Hemphill has been named president of Radford University.

Radford's Board of Visitors announced Hemphill's appointment on Wednesday in a news release. Hemphill will succeed Penelope Kyle, who is retiring.

Hemphill's appointment is effective July 1, 2016.

He has served as West Virginia State's president since July 2012.

During Hemphill's tenure, West Virginia State has increased fundraising, improved retention rates, increased degree completion, and increased enrollment of transfer and out-of-state students.

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