Letter from the Provost
Welcome to Virginia Commonwealth University. I am pleased that you have
chosen to become part of this dynamic and innovative university.
VCU is among the best places to be a faculty member. Resources within this
university are plentiful for faculty career development. We truly want you to
succeed and to grow as the university succeeds and grows. We have invested
heavily in you, and will continue that investment through the years because we
know that a dedicated faculty makes this university even stronger.
Another significant key to the growth and success of VCU and our faculty is our
ambitious and transformational strategic plan -- VCU 2020: Vision for Excellence.
Through the collective efforts of hundreds of VCU faculty, staff, students, alumni
and Board members over the course of 20 months, our community agreed upon
this blueprint for our future. I encourage you to read the plan thoroughly
(http://www.vcu.edu/vcu2020/) and become familiar with the themes and
strategies to which you can contribute.
Again, welcome to VCU and to what is sure to become a rewarding experience in
teaching, research and community engagement.
Stephen D. Gottfredson
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs