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Arroyo Named VCU Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that we have concluded our national search for the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs position. Accordingly, I offered the position to Andrew T. Arroyo, Ed.D. who has accepted it and begins work immediately. Dr. Arroyo has served in that role in an interim capacity for more than […]

Provost Statement on the Board of Visitors’ Decision Regarding VCU’s Racial Literacy Requirement

Dear VCU Faculty: As you likely know, VCU’s Board of Visitors today, exercising their authority to determine university graduation mandates, signaled their support for the courses created to implement VCU’s Racial Literacy requirement but voted against mandating the requirement. Obviously, this is not the outcome for which we worked. As I told the Board, I […]

Statement from the Provost Regarding VCU’s Racial Literacy Requirement Implementation

Thanks to the dedication and expertise of our faculty, VCU has the capacity to support a Racial Literacy requirement for incoming students as part of the General Education curriculum. I greatly appreciate and support our faculty’s work to develop these courses.  In March, the VCU Board of Visitors requested more information about the Racial Literacy […]

Provost’s Monthly Academic Report (April 2024)

Message from the Provost Dear VCU faculty and staff: You are inspiring! I cannot count the number of deep and meaningful conversations I have enjoyed with you, and our colleagues, since I launched the One VCU Academic Repositioning Task Force in the spring of 2023. We’ve talked about broad societal changes that are reshaping our […]

VCU Board of Visitors seeks further information regarding racial literacy requirement

During its meeting today, the VCU Board of Visitors asked for a presentation about the university’s racial literacy graduation requirement at a future meeting of the board’s Academic and Health Affairs Committee (AHAC). The board made clear that it was not discussing the content of any individual courses, only the requirement. We will continue to […]

Provost’s Monthly Academic Report (March 2024)

Message from the Provost SACSCOC ReaccreditationThis week we host SACSCOC evaluators as part of the university’s ten-year reaccreditation process. This intense and multifaceted effort began a few years ago and I’m grateful to the many faculty and staff members who placed VCU in such a strong position to go through this examination. That’s especially true […]

Provost’s Monthly Academic Report (February 2024)

Message from the Provost In less than a month, VCU will host peer evaluators from SACSCOC who will review the efforts made on behalf of the university to earn its decennial reaccreditation. While the process began long before, it moved into high gear last April with the development of a Compliance Certification followed by a […]

Brian Brown named interim Dean of the VCU School of Business

I am pleased to announce that Brian P. Brown Ph.D. has agreed to serve as the interim dean for the School of Business, effective January 22, 2024. Dr. Brown currently serves as a professor in the Department of Marketing.  Dr. Brown brings to this interim positing tremendous experience in academic leadership, research, teaching, and professional […]

Video Message: Welcome to 2024 at VCU!

Provost Sotiropolous is welcoming VCU faculty and staff members back to campus for the new year and reminding them to make their voices heard on the recommendations created by their colleagues who served on the One VCU Academic Repositioning Task Force.

Monthly VCU Academic Update (November 2023)

Message from the Provost I begin this month’s academic report with a salute to some of VCU’s finest professors – the people whose work resides at the leading edge of the impressive and growing results I highlighted in last month’s academic report. VCU is making a strong bid to attract and even more top students […]

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