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For almost 180 years, the story of VCU has been the story of Richmond, and we have always committed to having a positive impact on our community. In 1838, a team of physicians founded MCV to address a doctor shortage in the Commonwealth. In 1917, RPI opened to serve the higher learning and service needs of our city. When the two merged in 1968, VCU was born with “an obligation to relate itself to the community … and to participate in the solution of existing problems.”

VCU’s Impact on the Region: Talent, Innovation, and Collaboration

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University-wide engagement has been the hallmark of VCU’s highly successful strategic plan, Quest for Distinction. We will celebrate Quest at the close of the 2017-18 academic year. Now, it is time to come together to begin a new conversation about our next strategic plan that will take us beyond 2018 and into the next decade.

Lend Your Vision to Our Next Strategic Plan

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