Author: Michael Rao

VCU Staff Senate elections: An opportunity to serve

VCU Staff Senate serves as advocates for full-time, non-faculty university staff. The organization will hold universitywide elections this summer and encourages your participation. Any classified or University and Academic Professional staff person at VCU with at least one year of service is eligible to run. More information can be found below. Dear VCU colleagues, The VCU Staff […]

The Journey to Justice Continues

To members of the VCU and VCU Health community, Earlier today, the jury reached a verdict in the trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on all charges for the murder of George Floyd last May. Though the trial is over, healing must continue, as pain continues for people of color in […]

Managing Uncertainty Together

Dear VCU and VCU Health, The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is with the jury for deliberations, as our country continues to reconcile the realities of systemic racism and the inequities it causes in the meting out of justice. We recognize that the jury’s verdict, when it comes, could evoke strong emotions […]

2021 PACME Celebration

Dear colleagues, Please join Vice President Aashir Nasim, members of our university community and me for the 2021 annual Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME).  We will host this year’s celebration virtually at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, and invite you to view this live event.  The PACME ceremony was created to recognize […]

Provost Announcement

Dear faculty, staff, students and team members, I am pleased that Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., has accepted the offer to be VCU’s next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective Aug. 1. The Board of Visitors will officially consider his appointment at the May 14 meeting. The provost serves as the No. 2 position […]

Fall 2021: Better Together

Dear VCU faculty and staff, This past year has taught us so much; primarily that as One VCU: Responsible Together, we can persevere through anything, including a global pandemic. Our success has been fueled by your superb efforts to tirelessly serve our students and mission. On behalf of all of VCU — thank you! The experiences […]

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