The ICA is a critical initiative for VCU, an opportunity to enhance the creativity and community relations of the entire university. It is much more than an innovative building and the linchpin of a vibrant arts district – it is a bridge that will help link VCU’s campuses, serve as a gateway to Richmond, and help bring the arts community in Richmond the national and international renown it deserves.
The ICA embodies the goals of the university’s strategic plan, the Quest for Distinction. The vision set forth in the Quest, to be a top urban public research university, will require unrelenting focus on academic quality, student success, creative expression and discovery, and regional impact. VCU School of the Arts is already ranked number one among public university art programs in the country and the creation of the ICA will expand its reach and influence immeasurably. Our Board of Visitors joins me in supporting this important initiative for our continuing success.”
Michael Rao, Ph.D
President, Virginia Commonwealth University
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