President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Important operational updates and deadlines

Dear VCU faculty and staff, Together, the VCU community made this academic year a success. Now, with COVID-19 cases declining and vaccinations rising, it is time to prepare for a robust and engaged on-campus learning, living and working experience this fall. As we prepare, we continue putting your health, safety and well-being at the forefront of […]

Congratulations, VCU Class of 2021!

VCU celebrated the many accomplishments of the Class of 2021 with a virtual universitywide commencement ceremony this weekend. It’s an honor to welcome over 5,200 graduates to the VCU Alumni family. Below, is my speech to VCU Class of 2021. GO RAMS! It is a privilege to bring my warmest greetings to the entire VCU Ram […]

Spring Semester Update; Tuition freeze, faculty and staff raises

Dear students, faculty and staff, Congratulations on ending a spring semester that began with COVID challenges but ends with the expectation that we will be together again this fall. I am pleased to share with you a message of optimism and celebration as we end the academic year on a high note. Despite personal, academic […]

VCU Staff Senate elections: An opportunity to serve

VCU Staff Senate serves as advocates for full-time, non-faculty university staff. The organization will hold universitywide elections this summer and encourages your participation. Any classified or University and Academic Professional staff person at VCU with at least one year of service is eligible to run. More information can be found below. Dear VCU colleagues, The VCU Staff […]

The Journey to Justice Continues

To members of the VCU and VCU Health community, Earlier today, the jury reached a verdict in the trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on all charges for the murder of George Floyd last May. Though the trial is over, healing must continue, as pain continues for people of color in […]

Managing Uncertainty Together

Dear VCU and VCU Health, The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is with the jury for deliberations, as our country continues to reconcile the realities of systemic racism and the inequities it causes in the meting out of justice. We recognize that the jury’s verdict, when it comes, could evoke strong emotions […]

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