President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

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VCU Health’s mission

VCU Health’s mission statement clearly sets our goals for us as a place dedicated to providing high-quality care to all who come to us seeking care and treatment:  We preserve and restore health for all people of Virginia and beyond through innovation in service, research, and education. And, an environment that is respectful is the […]

Honoring and thanking veterans for their service to our nation

Today, we pause to honor and thank veterans for their service to our nation. Thanks to them, we are free to educate, create, innovate, and stay true to our mission of improving the human condition. As a place with ties to the military for over 180 years, VCU and VCU Health work to educate and […]

An inspiring start to the new year

Dear VCU community, Welcome back! Our new academic year is off to an inspiring start. I was pleased to join many of you at Ram Camp, Move-In Day, New Student Convocation, and several other events throughout the first week. And already, you have renewed my energy and given me a glimpse of the many ways […]

Redefining the American Dream

During May commencement, I spoke of the American Dream and its evolution. U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize recipient Rita Dove said two decades ago, “The American Dream is a phrase that we’ll have to wrestle with all of our lives. It means a lot of things to different people. I think we’re redefining it […]

Congratulations to VCU Class of 2019

While earning your degree in and outside of the classroom you redefined the American Dream to truly represent who we are today.

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 […]

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