Category: Community

VCU is committed to being a good neighbor and good citizen. The work we do every day on our campuses — what we conceive, create and cure — changes lives everywhere, in Richmond and beyond.

VCU Massey 25 for 25: Health Equity and Justice campaign

Logo for the 25 for 25 Health Equity and Justice Campaign.

We all imagine a world without cancer, and I’m proud that VCU Massey Cancer Center is hard at work making this a reality. Did you know that African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but have a higher cancer mortality rate than other ethnic and racial groups in the country? Today, the […]

Removing Confederate Symbols at VCU

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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 […]

Election Day

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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 […]

Our Health, Safety, and Well-Being

Dear VCU and VCU Health communities, This has been a summer unlike any other. We have seen unparalleled support for each other and our community, including remarkable calls to action that have reshaped our educational and health-care experiences and the human experience beyond us. We have seen peaceful demonstrations against racism and injustice, providing brave […]

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, […]