VCU President Michael Rao will deliver his State of the University Address on Thursday

VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D.
VCU President Michael Rao will deliver his annual State of the University address Jan. 30. (File photo)

Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., will discuss VCU’s national prominence during his seventh State of the University Address this week.


Reporters are invited to cover the address on Thursday, Jan. 30, beginning at 11 a.m. in Lecture Hall 303 of James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave.

The address will announce a new initiative to help student entrepreneurs deliver their creative products to the marketplace.

The address will be streamed on VCU’s homepage,, and VCU’s Facebook page, language interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard of hearing. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.