Leadership announcement


Dear VCU Community, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Hackett has informed me of her plan to retire at the end of the academic year, June 30, 2021. Provost Hackett will have served more than six years at VCU at the time of her retirement with many notable and important mission centered […]

Removing Confederate Symbols at VCU


Dear VCU and VCU Health communities, The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors voted today to remove racist and divisive symbols honoring the Confederacy from both campuses. This work will begin in earnest. Their decision came after more than three years of study, review, and reflection led by the university’s Vice President for Diversity and […]

VCU Votes: Dedicated to voter engagement

For more than 50 years, students at VCU have been engaged and active members of our communities. I am proud of their tenacity and drive to make a difference in the world through scholarship, research, creativity, health care, and community action. In that spirit, I am grateful for work done by VCU Votes Advisory Council […]

Return to Campus and COVID Testing


To the University and VCU Health System Community, Last spring it was immediately apparent that many students, particularly freshmen and first-generation students, faced significant challenges with remote learning. We knew it was important in the fall to offer a range of choices to students for remote and on-campus learning. The administration, particularly the Provost’s Office, […]

VCU Covid-19 Dashboard and Safe Behavior


Dear members of the VCU Community, We want to express how happy we are to begin another academic year and to thank you for taking important steps to protect yourselves and other members of the community as you return to campus. VCU is committed to doing all we reasonably can to promote a safe and […]

Election Day


August 10, 2020 Dear VCU community, As our nation prepares for the upcoming presidential, congressional, and state and local elections, I am pleased to announce that VCU will take Nov. 3 as a holiday in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia. This holiday will give all of us the unbridled chance to have our voices […]