Category: Periodic update

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 Thursday, 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 […]

BOV Update: Financial Year 2022 Budget Recommendations

Dear students, faculty and staff, Today VCU senior leadership presented its budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021-2022 to the VCU Board of Visitors. This has been a year unlike any other with numerous financial challenges directly related to the pandemic. Even so, the university remains financially stable and able to carry out its educational and […]

An Independent, Comprehensive Review of Greek Life

Last week, VCU’s Board of Visitors’ meeting began with a moment of silence to honor the memory of Adam Oakes. As I shared with our Board, I talked to Adam’s family – the pain his family is suffering is unfathomable. No parent should receive a call from a college president offering sympathy for the loss […]

Spring Semester Update

Dear students, faculty and staff, Since the pandemic began last year, one question has guided our decisions: what is best for students, faculty and staff? Throughout, our goal has been to prioritize our community’s health and ensure academic, research and health care work is impacted as minimally as possible. With that in mind, after careful […]

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