President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

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Congratulations, VCU Class of 2022

VCU celebrated the Class of 2022 this weekend. It’s an honor to welcome over 5,000 new members to the VCU Alumni family. Below, is my speech to VCU Class of 2022. GO RAMS! Good morning! It’s a great honor to join all of you – our graduates and your happy families–along with our Board of Visitors, […]

Call for nominations: 2022 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment

To the VCU and VCU Health System Communities: We proudly champion diversity and inclusion as a core value, and engage in initiatives that create and nurture a dynamic and inclusive learning environment.  All people of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences are embraced, engaged and empowered to drive excellence and success. Annually the […]

A historic day for VCU

At this morning’s State of the University address, I was honored to unveil news that is historic and truly transformative. VCU is the grateful recipient of a record $104 million gift to advance the Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health at VCU. Liver disease is one of the top 10 factors reducing life expectancy in the U.S., […]

Shake it Up: VCU State of the University 2022

WOW! What a great way to start our morning. We have so many impactful stories to tell at VCU! Thank you for being here in person and virtually. Throughout the pandemic, there’s been one constant: your dedication and compassion to help those who need us most. At VCU, students and patients are at the center […]

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 […]

2021 PACME Celebration

Dear colleagues, Please join Vice President Aashir Nasim, members of our university community and me for the 2021 annual Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME).  We will host this year’s celebration virtually at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, and invite you to view this live event.  The PACME ceremony was created to recognize […]

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