Dear Alumni & Friends of VCU’s School of Allied Health Professions:
It is an incredible honor to serve the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) as the Senior Director of Development. The strength of our departments, faculty, staff, and students is virtually unmatched – with five out of our programs ranked in the top twenty in the entire country, and three of those ranking in the top five nationally. In essence, our School sets the standard for health sciences education. As the year comes to a close, fall and holiday celebrations will provide ample opportunities for me to get to know many of you – our key alumni donors and volunteers that help make this school a leader in health education.
These important annual and holiday celebrations allow for the chance to interact with our dynamic dean as well as our strong department chairs and directors. What an exciting time in VCU’s history to join the overall development and alumni relations team. The “Make It Real” campaign went public my first week back in September and is now in full swing. Immediately, the task at hand is to become familiar with all of our important departments and the vital work they are accomplishing on a day-to-day and year-to-year basis, all contributing in a meaningful way to the health of Virginia’s citizenry.
True to our mission, SAHP is as “an integral part of VCU and serving as a major component of our Medical College of Virginia campus. The School recognizes the importance of being accountable to the students and their families, the Commonwealth, faculty, staff, alumni/alumnae, and other benefactors by using resources effectively. Strong linkages with clinical educators, preceptors, and the community are essential to the success of the School.” That means that we want strong relationships with you – our alumni and friends. At the core of that strength is the need to attract private funds in the form of philanthropic gifts to the School, its departments and soon, to our new building set to break ground soon and open within the next three years.
Your support is vital. The need for student scholarships, professorships, lectureships, and state of the art learning resources, classrooms, and labs has never been stronger. In short, we look to your involvement: your time, your effort, and your treasure. Our future depends on the strength of our relationship. Let’s “Make It Real” together and take the VCU School of Allied Health Professions into its next phase of growth, prosperity, and innovation. Please contact me to get involved with your School – as a volunteer, a donor, or both! We look forward to your involvement with the School of Allied Health Professions.
T. Greg Prince, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Development
School of Allied Health Professions
Virginia Commonwealth University
Phone: (804) 828-3269
Cell: (804) 920-8918