President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Category results for: VCU

Advancing the human condition

Dear VCU and VCU Health community,   Welcome back. I hope the winter break and promise of a new year bring you a sense of energy and enthusiasm. We ended the fall semester by celebrating the graduation of more than 2,000 truly remarkable students, and an ever-rising graduation rate that now exceeds the national average […]

Celebrating VCU Class of 2019

This weekend more than 2,900 graduates were welcomed to the VCU Alumni family. It was a great joy to join their family and friends to celebrate years of work and dedication in today’s universitywide ceremony. Below, is my address to VCU Class of 2019.   It’s great to join the Provost, the Board of Visitors, […]

Standing in support of LGBTQ+ members of our community

As the Supreme Court reviews cases debating legal protections for LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in their workplace, I write to affirm VCU’s commitment to its core values and principles of equity, inclusion, and fairness for all people. I stand in support of LGBTQ+ members of our community. We are a diverse university and health system […]

East Marshall Street Well project update: honoring the ancestral remains

At VCU we are committed to service and the advancement of humanity. And, at times we must work together to right injustices that were committed in the past to members of humanity who did not have a voice. On Nov. 25 at 1:00 p.m. we will welcome and honor the ancestral remains of the souls […]

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 […]

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