President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

To the VCU and VCU Health System Communities,

Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia’s premier urban research university.  Our incredible success is a credit to many people who every day demonstrate their commitment to excellence and outstanding performance in support of our mission to promote exceptional teaching, research, community engagement and patient care.

In 2013, VCU established the President’s Awards for professional and administrative distinction. These awards honor VCU and VCU Health employees for their outstanding performance, achievement and service excellence. These awards are conveyed every year at the Service Recognition Celebration and reception.  This year’s Service Recognition Celebration will take place on Monday, April 25th at 3 pm. You can find more information on the event on the VCU HR Recognition and Reward website.

The awards include:

The President’s Award of Excellence:  This award is the highest honor we can bestow upon an employee and it recognizes one exceptional person for their contributions to VCU or the VCU Health System throughout their career. Submit your nomination for this award.

The President’s Outstanding Achievement Award:  This award recognizes two people who have exceeded their peers in accomplishing exceptional achievements, leadership and contributions that have resulted in significant benefits to the university or health system within the realm of the employees’ jobs. Submit your nomination for this award.

The Danny Woodward President’s Service Excellence Award:  This award recognizes two people who exceed expectations by demonstrating outstanding service to students, patients, colleagues, and other stakeholders of the university and health system, and display a positive attitude even under the most difficult circumstances. Submit your nomination for this award.

You will find information regarding the awards criteria and the nomination site also on the VCU HR Reward and Recognition – President’s Awards website. All nominations must be completed by March 15, 2022.  If you have any additional questions, please contact VCU HR reward and recognition at


Michael Rao
President, VCU and VCU Health System

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