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Quest 2025: Together We Transform

VCU's strategic plan for 2018-2025

Welcome to the website for Quest 2025: Together We Transform. Quest 2025 provides high-level guidance and direction to ensure we are all working toward common goals. As the name implies, Quest 2025 serves as a successor to the 2012-18 strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, as we continue to make VCU the premier urban, public research university.

Four themes shape Quest 2025

  • Student success
  • National prominence
  • Collective urban and regional transformation
  • Diversity driving excellence  

Track our progress

VCU's Institutional Research and Decision Support provides a dashboard that visualizes the plan's metrics and progress toward reaching its goals. Visit the dashboard to track progress toward Quest 2025.

Our mission: The proposed mission statement is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia/pending approval of the General Assembly

Virginia Commonwealth University and its academic health sciences center serve as one national urban public research institution dedicated to the success and well-being of our students, patients, faculty, staff and community through:

  • Real-world learning that furthers civic engagement, inquiry, discovery and innovation
  • Research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve the quality of human life
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations and community partnerships that advance innovation, enhance cultural and economic vitality, and solve society’s most complex challenges
  • Health sciences that preserve and restore health for all people, seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research and educate those who serve humanity
  • Deeply engrained core values of diversity, inclusion and equity that provide a safe, trusting and supportive environment to explore, create, learn and serve

VCU strategic plan history

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