President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

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Important operational updates and deadlines

Dear VCU faculty and staff, Together, the VCU community made this academic year a success. Now, with COVID-19 cases declining and vaccinations rising, it is time to prepare for a robust and engaged on-campus learning, living and working experience this fall. As we prepare, we continue putting your health, safety and well-being at the forefront of […]

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 […]

Spring Semester Update; Tuition freeze, faculty and staff raises

Dear students, faculty and staff, Congratulations on ending a spring semester that began with COVID challenges but ends with the expectation that we will be together again this fall. I am pleased to share with you a message of optimism and celebration as we end the academic year on a high note. Despite personal, academic […]

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 […]

Provost Announcement

Dear faculty, staff, students and team members, I am pleased that Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., has accepted the offer to be VCU’s next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective Aug. 1. The Board of Visitors will officially consider his appointment at the May 14 meeting. The provost serves as the No. 2 position […]

Fall 2021: Better Together

Dear VCU faculty and staff, This past year has taught us so much; primarily that as One VCU: Responsible Together, we can persevere through anything, including a global pandemic. Our success has been fueled by your superb efforts to tirelessly serve our students and mission. On behalf of all of VCU — thank you! The experiences […]

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