Meet the leadership team
Kevin Allison, Ph.D.
Senior assistant to the president and interim vice president for Inclusive Excellence
Matthew A. Conrad, J.D.
Executive director of government and board relations
CEO of VCU Health System Hospitals and Clinics and vice president for clinical affairs
Associate vice president and director of Athletics
Wanda S. Mitchell, Ed.D.
Special assistant to the president for university strategic initiatives and collaborations
Meredith Weiss, Ph.D.
Vice president of administration
John A. Luke Jr., rector
Phoebe P. Hall, vice rector
Co-founder, CEO and senior partner, Hall & Hall PLC
Carol S. Shapiro, M.D., secretary
Physician, group practice, and instructor, Georgetown University Hospital
H. Benson Dendy III
President, Vectre Corporation
William M. Ginther
Former corporate executive vice president of retail banking, SunTrust/ Crestar
Robert D. Holsworth, Ph.D.
Managing principal, DecideSmart
Colette W. McEachin
Deputy commonwealth’s attorney, city of Richmond
Group president of Specialty Infusion Services, Diplomat Pharmacy
Alexander B. McMurtrie Jr.
Attorney, McMurtrie, Grubbs and Associates
Rev. Tyrone E. Nelson
Pastor, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Keith T. Parker
General manager and CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Hon. John W. Snow
Chairman, Cerberus Capital Management and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Jacquelyn E. Stone
Shantaram Talegaonkar, M.D.
G. Richard Wagoner Jr.
Former chairman and CEO, General Motors
Steve L. Worley
Senior adviser to the Board of Trustees, LCMC Health
As the premier urban, public research university in Virginia,
VCU’s mission is to advance knowledge and student success through its commitments to:
an engaged, learner-centered environment that fosters inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global setting
research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve human health
interdisciplinary collaborations that bring new perspectives to complex problems and mobilize creative energies that advance innovation and solve global challenges
health care that strives to preserve and restore health for all people, to seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research, and to educate those who serve humanity
diversity that provides a climate of inclusion, a dedication to addressing disparities wherever they exist, and an opportunity to explore and create in an environment of trust
sustainable, university-community partnerships that enhance the educational, economic and cultural vitality of the communities VCU serves in Virginia and around the world
VCU will be a premier urban, public research university distinguished by its commitment to:
the intellectual and academic success of a diverse student body
research and discovery that advances knowledge, inspires creativity and improves human health
the global engagement of students, faculty and staff that transforms lives and communities
Committing to the efficient and transparent stewardship of our resources to achieve institutional excellence
Ensuring distinction in learning, research and scholarly pursuits, service, and patient care
Fostering collegiality and cooperation to advance learning, entrepreneurship and inquiry
Striving for intellectual truth with responsibility and civility, respecting the dignity of all individuals
Cultivating discovery, creativity, originality, inventiveness and talent
Engaging in the application of learning and discovery to improve the human condition and support the public good at home and abroad
Ensuring a climate of trust, honesty and integrity where all people are valued and differences and recognized as an asset
Adhering to the highest standards of honesty, respect and professional and scholarly ethics