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Congratulations, VCU Class of 2020!

VCU celebrated the many accomplishments of the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony this weekend. It’s an honor to welcome over 2,700 graduates to the VCU Alumni family. Below, is my speech to VCU Class of 2020. GO RAMS! Good morning. VCU Family, I’m delighted to be your head cheerleader in celebrating your […]

Wishing you a healthy holiday and a bright and hopeful new year

This year was unlike any other. Together we faced change, met unimagined challenges, and were united in our mission to care for one another and advance the human condition. Your steady focus and dedication to your colleagues, classmates, and the communities we serve made a positive difference on so many this year. In a year […]

VCU research and awards

Dear VCU and VCU Health community, Before we take a brief break for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am writing to thank you for your amazing work during a year of change. I am grateful for your unwavering dedication to creativity, discovery, innovation and the advancement of the human condition. With your hard work and support, […]

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 […]

Guest post: United by our lived experiences

During this election year, I’m particularly grateful for the work of service members in uniform who protect our democracy. It’s my honor to share a message from my colleague and a veteran, Dr. Aashir Nasim. Today, Dr. Nasim serves as Vice President of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success, and professor and director of iCubed, but as a college […]

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 […]