President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

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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 […]

BOV update: approved budget for 2019-2020

May 10, 2019 Dear VCU community, At its meeting today, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Board of Visitors approved a $1.3 billion operating budget for the university. The budget prioritizes our commitment to access and excellence by including no increase to base tuition or to education and general (E&G) mandatory fees for undergraduate students for the 2019-2020 […]

Remembering Rector Phoebe Hall

Dear VCU and VCU Health communities, With a heavy heart, I write to inform you that Phoebe Hall, rector of our Board of Visitors, has passed away. She was one of the finest human beings I have known, worked with, and learned from, and she will be sorely missed by all of us who had the fortune […]

FY 2019 Budget Update

This budget, while conservative, is appropriate and necessary to operate as a national “R-1” public research university and Virginia Tier 3 institution and in support of our priorities and our public mission.

University Budget Redesign

On Friday, we shared with the Board of Visitors our university budget redesign process and timeline. This initiative will transform our planning and budgeting process to accelerate our progress as a 21st-century public research university.