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U.S. Education Department officials will visit the STEM Building at VCU this week. (File photo)

U.S. Education Department officials to visit VCU to hear about transfer student pathways and success

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Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education will visit Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday, April 26, to hear about how VCU is innovating to close equity gaps and improve higher education access and student success, particularly among transfer and STEM students.

Nasser Paydar, Ph.D., assistant secretary of education for postsecondary education, and Amy Loyd, Ed.D., assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education, will first visit Reynolds Community College and then VCU’s new STEM Building.

At VCU, they will meet with VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and attend roundtable discussions with VCU students, faculty and leaders about how VCU and the state of Virginia support the success of all students, including those who transfer.

Media interested in attending the visit may RSVP by contacting bwmcneill@vcu.edu.