Emphasizing academic quality and student success leading to increased retention and degree attainment at all levels.
Inclusive excellence through recruitment, professional development & retention.
Expanding the boundaries of knowledge and creative expression.
Enhancing the educational, economic & cultural vitality of the region.
Carefully aligning resources and budgeting processes to university priorities.
Since 2011, Quest has moved from announcement into implementation to further fortify our vision as the nation’s premier urban, public research university focused on student success.
Quest for Distinction embodies VCU’s dedication to advancing knowledge and student success — a dual commitment that is exceptional among research universities.