Category: Periodic update

Provost search underway

To the VCU community, The search for VCU’s next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs launched today with my charge to the search committee. We will be recruiting ideal candidates to build on the strong foundation of student success and academic excellence established by Gail Hackett, who announced earlier this year that she […]

Stay strong together

Dear VCU and VCU Health community, As we near the end of the semester and approach Thanksgiving, I want to pause briefly and say thank you again. This summer and fall have been extraordinary, bringing together the best in all of us. We found new ways of teaching, healing, research and creativity. We found new […]

Election Day

To the VCU and VCU Health Community, Election Day is less than a week away. Many of you already have voted, and I encourage those who haven’t to take time between now and then to exercise your right to have your voices heard. As a reminder, Election Day is a university holiday this year, primarily […]

Spring semester update

Dear Students, You have demonstrated that we can learn, work and live together when we come together as a community that cares for each of its members. Thank you for your good efforts to follow our safety protocols, such as wearing face coverings and physical distancing. Based on your responsible behavior, ongoing assessment by VCU’s […]

Fall 2020 Commencement Update

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Dear VCU Class of 2020, At the close of every semester at VCU, we highlight, celebrate, and honor our newest graduates. This year is no exception. Commencement is a time that we all truly love. We are proud of all of you and look forward to what’s to come for you.  As we continue to face […]

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 […]