Hello. Thank you for helping Virginia Commonwealth University launch focused priorities associated with our upcoming SACSCOC reaccreditation visit. For the next 18 months as we prepare for the reaccreditation team's visit, you will hear about some of the initiatives that make VCU great. This is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our unequivocal commitment to excellence and unrelenting drive to become the nation's premier urban public research universities.
A reaccreditation visit may sound ominous, but it's not. It is our opportunity to showcase a deserving university, and to make sure that we are committed to focusing on what matters most. In higher education, accountability is important. We are entrusted with significant resources to educate the next generation of leaders, thereby shaping society, shaping our commonwealth and our country. We need to ensure that, as a team, we're doing exactly that, and that we are pacesetters nationally.
I really appreciate the help that all of you will provide during this process. Working together, we will tell VCU's story of student success at all levels, ascending excellence in research, a commitment to human health, and a focus on economic development and community service; we will show the world the Quest that we're on, to strengthen this great university.
This is only part of that process, but it's an important part. And I thank you all for the vital role you play.