VCU Board of Visitors to meet May 11

Board of Visitors will consider VCU’s tuition and mandatory fees for the 2018-19 academic year.

RICHMOND, Va. (April 9, 2018) – The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors has scheduled committee and full board meetings on Friday, May 11, on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus in the James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, Virginia, as follows:

Friday, May 11:

7:45-9:15 a.m.              Audit, Integrity & Compliance Committee                                                                                   Cabell Library – Room 311     

9:20-10:50 a.m.            Governance and Compensation Committee
                                    Cabell Library – Room 311

                                   Academic and Health Affairs Committee
                                   Cabell Library – Room 303                                                                    

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Finance, Budget and Investment Committee
                                    Cabell Library – Room 303

                                    University Resources Committee
                                    Cabell Library – Room 311                                              

12:30-1 p.m.                Lunch

1 p.m.                          Board Meeting
                                   Cabell Library – Room 303

The Board of Visitors will consider VCU’s tuition and mandatory fees for the 2018-19 academic year during the board meeting, beginning at 1 p.m. in Room 303 of Cabell Library. Board members will consider a proposal to increase tuition and mandatory fees by a range of 6.8 percent to 8.1 percent, or $924 to $1,098, for in-state undergraduate students. This notice is provided in accordance with §23.1-307.D. of the Code of Virginia requiring 30 days notification.

Raising tuition and mandatory fees would support an increase in faculty and staff salaries, including adjuncts; investments in student advising and financial aid; additional funding to address significant deferred maintenance needs; and to pay for unavoidable cost increases in areas such as library journals, facilities, utilities, compliance, and employee health insurance. Additional details are included in this presentation made during the board’s March 21 Budget Workshop.

When completed, board and committee agendas and presentation materials will be available at

In accordance with the board’s operating procedures and in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, there shall be no opportunity for public comment at this meeting.