President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

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 […]

VCU 2021 Annual Report

To the VCU Community, I am writing to say, THANK YOU. This pandemic has shown us we can innovate and break the mold of higher education’s centuries-old system. And, you continue to prove that Virginia Commonwealth University is a community that quickly and successfully adapts and responds to the unforeseen, fulfilling in exceptional ways our […]

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 […]

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