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Event open to all VCU students, faculty and staff

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Michael Rao, Ph.D., president of Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Health System, will present the Jackie Denise Jackson Memorial Cultural Diversity Lectureship. The event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building, 1217 E. Marshall St. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m.
Dr. Rao, who became VCU’s fifth president on July 1, 2009, will address the issue of diversity in higher education and at VCU. Dr. Rao comes to VCU with the experience of three successful presidencies at universities of increasing size and complexity. Most recently, he served as president and professor of Central Michigan University, a public doctoral research institution with 28,000 students.
As this will be one of the first opportunities for the VCU community to hear Dr. Rao speak, the event is open to all faculty, staff and students, as well as School of Nursing alumni. Established in 2000, this lectureship celebrates the life and work of Jackie Denise Jackson, a loyal and dedicated member of the VCU School of Nursing community for more than 18 years.
Parking is available for a fee in VCU’s 8th Street parking deck. For additional information or if special accommodations are needed, please call Linda Johnson at (804) 828-3620 or e-mail Please RSVP to
This is the first in a series of lectures presented by the School of Nursing and the MCV Alumni Association this year. Click here for details.

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