817 South Cathedral Place
P.O. Box 843062
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3062
Phone: (804) 828-8848
Fax: (804) 828-2756
Catherine W. Howard, Ph.D.
Vice Provost, Division of Community Engagement, and associate professor of psychology
The Division of Community Engagement provides Virginia Commonwealth University with a centralized administrative unit focused on community engagement and nontraditional programs. In keeping with VCU’s mission, the office:
The Division of Community Engagement consists of the Office of Continuing Studies and Special Programs and VCU Community Solutions. The division resides within the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and assumes administrative responsibility for academic programs including off-campus courses, off-campus graduate art courses and the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Interdisciplinary Art, service-learning courses and the Service-Learning Associates Program, Nonprofit Learning Point, and the Retired Faculty Council. Additionally, the division administers various university-community partnerships that address pressing social concerns in the community including the Carver-VCU Partnership, Lobs & Lessons, VCU AmeriCorps, America Reads and the Virginia Mentoring Partnership.