July 30, 2019
Interview by Tim Thornton, Virginia Business 

Highlanders rising

Radford expands health-care, cybersecurity and entrepreneurship studies

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that, due to the aging population, health-care professions will grow faster than any other occupational group through at least 2026.

Virginia Business, Tim Thornton speaks with Radford University President Brian Hemphill,

“One of the things important to us as we think about the vision for Radford University is becoming a premiere innovative university in the commonwealth of Virginia and beyond, with a focus on teaching, research and service, and to bring that vision to life, to make sure that we are positioning the institution properly and making a difference.”


– Brian Hemphill, President of Radford University

Computer science, particularly cybersecurity, is another growing field Radford is concentrating on.

According to the governor’s office a year or so ago, there were 17,000 unfilled positions in cybersecurity in Virginia alone,”


– Orion Rogers, dean of Radford’s Artis College of Science and Technology

Read the full interview here.


The company’s involvement with Radford students benefits 1901 Group as well as students, says company founder and CEO Sonu Singh.

 “Hands-on industry experience with cloud technologies increases job opportunities, as it reduces the time, expense and risk of hiring new graduates,”


– Sonu Singh, Founder and CEO of 1901 Group

Relevant Links:

Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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Paul Wilkinson
EVP, Corporate Strategy and BD

Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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