Staff Engagement

Staff members in a workshop and sitting around a table with laptops

The VCU Human Resources Professionals Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Work Group (HRP Workgroup) is leading efforts to fully integrate and engage staff within the planning and development of initiatives that promote the understanding of diversity, inclusion, and equity across all schools/units. Increased attention will be placed on removing barriers and obstacles, promoting inclusive practices, and facilitating community connections.

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences will ensure ongoing collaboration and partnership with the HRP Workgroup to identify programs and initiatives that speak uniquely to the needs of staff in health sciences schools and Massey Cancer Center.



  • Strengthen collaboration with the Human Resource Professionals (HRP) Diversity,Inclusion, and Equity Work Group.


  • Foster a sense of belonging for staff of color by creating spaces for dialogue, initiatives to heighten their visibility, and targeted professional development resources
  • Increase opportunities for health sciences staff to participate in community-based efforts related to social justice, health equity and health disparities, and addressing community identified needs


Angie Johnson, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP -