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About the Provost

Meet Interim Provost Dr. John Wiencek

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The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring a quality educational experience for students while providing support for new and existing faculty and actively engaging with the university and Richmond community.

VCU’s Jazz Bridge to Greater Understanding

What do you learn when jazz students from VCU and the University of KwaZulu-Natal come together to explore the parallels in racial/cultural divides in Richmond and Durban, South Africa? You learn how we are all alike. You learn about jazz as a voice of social justice around the world. You learn how to create your own voice as a "Jazz Bridge." Here's a brief segment from a recent joint performance.

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Quest for Distinction

Our strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, embodies VCU's dedication to advancing knowledge and student succes--a dual commitment that is exceptional among research universities.

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News and Updates

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  • Provost's Blog: It's Halftime in Quest for Distinction
    Aug 22, 2014

    Interim Provost John Wiencek offers his first blog post in the new "Provost's Blog" series. In this post, Dr. Wiencek discusses our midpoint in Quest for Distinction and likely challenges ahead for VCU.

  • VCU Welcomes the Class of 2018
    Aug 21, 2014

    VCU rolled out the welcome mat for the Class of 2018, with New Student Convocation, a class photo and the Ram Spirit Walk.

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Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Course
Aug. 27, 2014

Participants will learn about the key components of emotional intelligence and how these relate to effective leadership in nonprofit organizations.

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Language Classes
Sep. 8, 2014

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education has announced the fall 2014 schedule of classes for the Faculty and Staff Language Program at VCU.

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ALT Lab Open House
Sep. 10, 2014

The ALT Lab is launching a full day of exploration to introduce VCU to its mission of deeper learning, high engagement, and distinction through connected learning for a networked world.

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