In memoriam: Bill Royall

Dear VCU and VCU Health Community, With great sorrow, I am writing that longtime friend, colleague and former vice rector Bill Royall has passed away. Many of us worked closely with and loved Bill over the years, and we are appreciative of and awed by the ways he made our university, our health system, and […]

Celebrating Children’s Hospital of Richmond

Providing the children of Richmond and the region with a hospital built for their specific needs has been my goal since becoming president of VCU and VCU Health 11 years ago. As a university and health system leader, and as a parent, I am adamant about quality care for all children. And as a society, […]

The Supreme Court’s DACA decision


June 18, 2020 Dear VCU and VCU Health Community, The Supreme Court’s announcement this morning that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue renews hope for so many young people across the nation we all share. It also reinforces what we all know, that no matter where you were born or how you […]

Juneteenth holiday, Friday June 19, 2020


To the VCU and VCU Health System Community, As many of you may be aware, Governor Northam proposed yesterday that Virginia celebrate Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state workers. I am pleased to announce that VCU and VCU Health System will celebrate the Juneteenth holiday this coming Friday, June 19. This holiday, which has been […]

The safety and well-being of our campus community


To the VCU and VCU Health Community, In VCU’s journey to preserve and restore health and well-being for all and uphold our inherent values of diversity, inclusion and equity, our mission calls on us to address very real issues such as law enforcement’s interactions with ethnic, racial, gender and sexual minority communities, in particular those […]

SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards 2020 – Call for Nominations

Dear Colleagues: The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has issued its annual call for nominations for the 2021 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards program.  Created in 1986 by the General Assembly, the Outstanding Faculty Awards are the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty members at Virginia’s colleges and universities.  These awards recognize superior accomplishments […]