Join us in welcoming Dr. Aashir Nasim, the new vice president for inclusive excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University.

March 12, 2018

Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., respected scholar and academic administrator, has been named the vice president for inclusive excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective April 2.

Nasim currently serves as interim senior vice provost for faculty affairs and director of the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry & Innovation (iCubed) at VCU. In his new position, Nasim will lead the Division for Inclusive Excellence and implement a newly adopted Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan designed to fulfill VCU’s vision of becoming a model university for inclusivity. Read the VCU News Article here.

Nominations are open for the 2018 PACME

February 5, 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME)!

PACME recognizes contributions and efforts made by members of the VCU and VCU Health System community that enhance the goals of inclusive excellence and VCU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Four separate awards recognize students, faculty, classified and hourly staff, and administrators. In addition to the award, each recipient will receive $500.  The Riese-Melton Award, which is given for contributions to cross-cultural relations, is the capstone award. The recipient of this award will be chosen from the 2018 PACME recipients and will receive an additional $250.

Nominations are accepted online via both our google nomination form and also, our altermnate form.  Both nomination forms and PACME criteria can be found at the Division for Inclusive Excellence Website, Diversity Awards page.

Nominations are due electronically by or before March 16, 2018.

Join us for the 4th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

Join us March 15, 2018 for the Fourth Annual Diversity and Inclusion Symposium: Beyond Diversity: What's Next?  This event is co-hosted by the VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence and the Richmond Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Guest peakers include visionary and inspirational leader, Dr. Damon A. Williams, Jonathan C. Zur, President & CEO of Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), novelist, educator and playwright, David L. Robbins, and Melody Barnes, Co-Founder and Principal, MB² Solutions LLC.

For registration and other information vsit the 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium website.  You can also contact the Division for Inclusive Excellence at (804) 828-8947 and

Free Coffee and Donuts for VCU and VCU Health System Employees

March 6, 2018

Celebrate 2018 Employee Appreciation Week at VCU with Free Coffee and Donuts!  On Tuesday, March 6 from 7:00 to 11:00 am, the Krispy Kreme Cruiser will be set up at the Courtyard behind the University Student Commons on the Monroe Park campus.  On Wednesday, March 7 from 7:00 to 11:00 am, the Krispy Kreme Cruiser will be set up on North 12th St. between East Broad and East Marshall Streets, across from the Gateway Building.

Enjoy free donuts and coffee by Einsteins and - appearances by Rodney the Ram!

Enjoy discounts at RAM Tech and the VCU bookstores, too! For more information, visit the Staff Senate website.


VCU student Tatenda Ndambakuwa selected as a potential leader in the future of food security.

February 22, 2018

Tatenda Ndambakuwa, a senior in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in the College of Humanities and Sciences, is part of a select group of students studying agricultural development, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, and other food security related disciplines. She was selected to attend the Global Food Security Symposium from an applicant pool of more than 800 students attending 364 universities in nearly 90 countries. As a member of the delegation, she will attend the conference, participate in symposium discussions and interact with business and policy leaders, civil society, and social entrepreneurs working on agriculture, food and nutrition issues.  Here is the VCU News Article.

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