12th Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference

June 6, 2018

The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute invites you to attend the 12th Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference. This high-energy, one-day experience provides leadership development and networking opportunities for women from the private, public, nonprofit, academic, and community sectors. The conference aims to inspire, energize, and empower women to be transformational leaders and change agents within their workplaces, communities, and personal lives. Each year, more than 300 women from around the state attend this event.

The conference will be held November 2, 2018, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd Street in Richmond, Virginia. For conference registration and other information: 12th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference.

The Institute for Contemporary Art unveils schedule of free programs

May 24, 2018

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will host a series of free, public programs this summer to coincide with its inaugural exhibition “Declaration,” on view through September 9, 2018.  VCU News article here

Building Inclusive Communities at VCU

April 30, 2018

Building Inclusive Communities (BIC) led by Jan Altman, Ph.D., offers one and two-day workshops throughout the year, providing a framework for participants to help create a truly engaged diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The BIC model promotes a safe, non-blaming learning environment where participants learn approaches to recognizing bias and its impact. Through discussion and experiential activities, participants are encouraged to examine assumptions and perceptions, and to overcome obstacles to becoming culturally competent leaders.

For more information and to register for upcoming workshops visit the BIC webpage: You can also register at using the keyword: diversity.

NSA hosts the Diversity and Women in Intelligence Summit, June 7, 2018

May 16, 2018

The National Security Agency (NSA) will host the Diversity and Women in Intelligence Summit on June 7, 2018. Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit materials.  The event, from 11:00am – 2:00pm., is located at The Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences, 8080 Greenmead Drive in College Park, MD 20740.

Event highlights include:
• Networking
• Technical Demonstrations
• Panel Discussion
• Lunch with NSA Recruiters and Employees

Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP by May 29, and direct your questions to: Sheryl Thomas Campbell,, (443)-654-0566.  For additional details: Diversity and Women in Intelligence Summitt.

First in the family to graduate

May 10, 2018

They come from different places and have different dreams. But they also share something in common: they are the first in their family to graduate from college. VCU News sat down with eight students in the weeks leading to commencement to discuss the moments that mattered on the way to their degrees.

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