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President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Announcing the VCU Office of Health Equity

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the VCU Office of Health Equity. This new office is housed in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and will support and build upon the accomplishments, relationships and knowledge gained from the VCU Health Equity Initiative to support the university and health system’s […]

A Successful Fall Semester

Dear VCU Community, Welcome to the start of the Fall 2021 semester! Though we begin this academic year in the continuing shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be defined by it. Our One VCU: Better Together plan is guiding how we create a robust campus experience in ways that promote and protect our individual and community […]

Masking Updates and Employee Vaccination Requirements

Dear VCU and VCU Health Communities, As One VCU, our community is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of each other and those we serve. In keeping with our public health responsibilities, we continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates in the Richmond metro area and there is no doubt that the Delta variant is […]

Important operational updates and deadlines

Dear VCU faculty and staff, Together, the VCU community made this academic year a success. Now, with COVID-19 cases declining and vaccinations rising, it is time to prepare for a robust and engaged on-campus learning, living and working experience this fall. As we prepare, we continue putting your health, safety and well-being at the forefront of […]

Congratulations, VCU Class of 2021!

VCU celebrated the many accomplishments of the Class of 2021 with a virtual universitywide commencement ceremony this weekend. It’s an honor to welcome over 5,200 graduates to the VCU Alumni family. Below, is my speech to VCU Class of 2021. GO RAMS! It is a privilege to bring my warmest greetings to the entire VCU Ram […]

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 […]

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