Letter from the president
When we created our Quest for Distinction strategic plan in 2011, we stated emphatically that Virginia Commonwealth University would become a nationally known premier urban, public research university.
“We have stayed course on our Quest together …”
We are midway on this six-year journey. We have stayed course on our Quest together, as one university, focused on the successes of our people and committed to taking our place on the national stage. We have already achieved and surpassed some of our goals. And along the way, we have created a place where people care deeply about and embrace each other; a place where we are free and empowered to achieve big things; and a place where we all help shape the future of Richmond, the commonwealth of Virginia, our nation and the world.
Celebrate with us some of the FY 2014 moments that have made a difference in the life of the university — and the lives of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Michael Rao, Ph.D.
President, VCU and VCU Health System