VCU names Tomikia LeGrande as vice president for strategy, enrollment management and student success

Tomikia LeGrande, Ed.D. [View Image] Tomikia LeGrande, Ed.D., has served as vice provost for strategic enrollment management at VCU since 2018. (University Public Affairs)

Tomikia LeGrande, Ed.D., has been named vice president for strategy, enrollment management and student success at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Aug. 1.

LeGrande has served as vice provost for strategic enrollment management at VCU since 2018. In her new position, LeGrande will lead strategic priorities for the president and provost and will oversee the newly established Division of Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success. 

“Dr. LeGrande and her team, each of whom are tirelessly dedicated to ensuring that we recruit, retain and graduate students, are in a unique position to fulfill the [Board of Visitors] supported Strategic Enrollment Management Plan,” said Michael Rao, Ph.D., president of VCU and VCU Health System. “Under Dr. LeGrande’s leadership, and with the guidance of Provost [Gail] Hackett, VCU will continue on our path of becoming a recognized national model of student access and success among research universities.”

LeGrande’s new role will provide leadership focus on strategy and planning related to key initiatives and on creating a holistic experience for all students — from application for admission through timely degree attainment.

“I am looking forward to continuing the great work already taking place at VCU and through cross institutional collaboration, [and to] serve students in a new way to support their success,” LeGrande said. “It is our responsibility — and our privilege — to serve our students with the same intensity and passion that they bring to us.”

LeGrande previously served as vice president for strategic enrollment management at the University of Houston-Downtown and held prior roles there as dean of enrollment management, associate vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, and vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.

LeGrande began her career as a graduate recruiter at North Carolina A&T State University. She then was appointed as director of graduate enrollment management at Winston-Salem State University, where she later became director of undergraduate admissions and associate vice chancellor for enrollment management.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Savannah State University, a master’s degree in chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from Texas Tech University.  She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

About VCU and VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 30,000 students in 233 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Twenty-two of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and MCV Physicians. The clinical enterprise includes a collaboration with Sheltering Arms Institute for physical rehabilitation services. For more, please visit and