President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

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Call for nominations: The President’s Awards for professional and administrative distinction

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 […]

Chief Diversity Officer and Advisor for ONE VCU Announcement

Dear Colleagues, Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., has been named Chief Diversity Officer and Advisor for ONE VCU and will provide strategic leadership, oversight, and guidance across the university’s academic and medical enterprises to ensure that diversity and inclusion drive the organizational performance for the entire enterprise. Currently, Dr. Nasim serves as Vice President of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and […]

VCU strategic plan recalibration: the time has come

Dear Members of the VCU Community, Virginia Commonwealth University’s positive impact on Virginia and beyond is truly transformative. Our work is guided by a strategic plan that was developed collaboratively among our stakeholders and based on assumptions of the academy and society in 2018.  Because assumptions about the future are challenging to predict, it is […]

Announcing the VCU Office of Health Equity

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the VCU Office of Health Equity. This new office is housed in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and will support and build upon the accomplishments, relationships and knowledge gained from the VCU Health Equity Initiative to support the university and health system’s […]

A Successful Fall Semester

Dear VCU Community, Welcome to the start of the Fall 2021 semester! Though we begin this academic year in the continuing shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be defined by it. Our One VCU: Better Together plan is guiding how we create a robust campus experience in ways that promote and protect our individual and community […]

Masking Updates and Employee Vaccination Requirements

Dear VCU and VCU Health Communities, As One VCU, our community is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of each other and those we serve. In keeping with our public health responsibilities, we continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates in the Richmond metro area and there is no doubt that the Delta variant is […]

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