Consultant to deliver review of VCU's Rao this week

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A consultant will deliver his evaluation of Virginia Commonwealth University's president to the school's board of visitors this week.

The board will review Michael Rao during a closed session Thursday.

A VCU spokesperson said such a review is normal at this point in Rao's presidency.

He took office July 1 of 2009, but was hit with controversy in this month after a reorganization in his administration and allegations that his wife ordered the firing of a top aide.

Last week, the 12 leaders of VCU's faculty senate gave Rao a vote of confidence.

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