I think these are steps in the right direction. For years, Radford's been a university that was just there - little growth, no real focus or direction into what the vision for the university is. It appears they've solved that problem. And the City of Radford will benefit from that direction - I can't find studies to support this, but my experience - limited as it may be - is that communities that are home to four-year and graduate institutions rank higher in terms of quality of life and economic resources, infrastructure, and the like.
Any Radford residents care to chime in on this?