Strategic Initiatives and Engagement

The overarching aim of the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement is to advance the university’s core value of diversity with respect to expanding access to health profession careers for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a climate of inclusion for all VCU Health Sciences students.

The VCU Health Career Pipeline initiatives are centered in this office, in collaboration with the VCU health sciences schools and community partners. Strategic Initiatives and Engagement places emphasis on attracting and supporting students who come from historically underrepresented groups, geographic and educationally disadvantaged areas, and students with disabilities. The unit augments the work of student affairs offices on the MCV campus through providing innovative program solutions, academic support, and other social support resources. The Division for Academic Success, the Division for Health Sciences Diversity, Pathways to Health Career Workforce, and the Office of Student Experience deliver core student support services for health sciences students.

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Division for Health Sciences Diversity


  Strategic Initiatives and Engagement Team

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Alison Jones

Associate Vice President for Health Sciences - Academic Operations
Interim Associate Vice President for Health Sciences - Strategic Initiatives and Engagement

(804)827-2080  |  


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Adrien DeLoach

Director, Division for Health Sciences Diversity

(804) 827-9941  | 

Administrative contact: Brandon Herbin (804) 828-6185  |

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Amy Miller

Director, Division for Academic Success

(804) 828-6087  |   

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