New people, facilities and achievements in 2021-2022

New leadership

Jason Alexander
named chief information security officer, VCU Health
Naomi E. Boyd, Ph.D.
named dean, School of Business
David Chelmow, M.D.
named interim dean, VCU School of Medicine, and executive vice president for medical affairs, VCU Health
Ralph R. Clark, M.D.
named chief medical officer, Ambulatory Care Services, VCU Health System and chief medical officer, MCV Physicians
Lyndon Cooper, D.D.S., Ph.D.
named dean, School of Dentistry
Marcelle Davis, DSL
named vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, VCU Health
Michael Elliott, Pharm.D.
named chief operating officer, VCU Health System
Irene Herold, Ph.D.
named dean of University Libraries and university librarian
Nina Hobcroft
named chief strategy officer, VCU Health
Silvia Munoz-Price, M.D., Ph.D.
named chief quality and safety officer, VCU Health
Kelechi “K.C.” Ogbonna, Pharm.D.
named interim dean, VCU School of Pharmacy (named dean Nov. 2022)
Michael Roussos
named president, VCU Medical Center
James Siegel
named chief financial officer, VCU Health
Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D.
named VCU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs

New facilities

The VCU Rice Rivers Center Research Facility opened in October 2021 to support river and wetland research.

The 615,000 square foot VCU Health Adult Outpatient Pavilion opened on the VCU Health campus in December 2021.

New awards and recognitions

Diversity Champion for 4th year with the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

25 VCU graduate schools ranked as Top 50 by U.S. News & World Report.

Successfully completed The Joint Commission three-year accreditation for VCU Medical Center in Feb. 2022.

VCU Medical Center recognized by Newsweek as one of the Best Maternity Hospitals 2022.

VCU Medical Center achieved top grades on the Lown Institute ranking of the most socially responsible hospitals in America in 2022.

VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital received highest ratings for safety from The Leapfrog Group.

U.S. News & World Report recognized VCU Medical Center and VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital among Best Hospitals for Maternity.