Virginia Union University Celebrates 158th Anniversary at 2023 Founder’s Day Convocation

January 25, 2023

[RICHMOND, VA – January 25, 2023] -- Virginia Union University will hold its Founders Day Convocation on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 10 am. This year’s celebration commemorates the University’s 158th anniversary. Dr. Darran T. Brandon, Sr., pastor of the historic First Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia and President of the Virginia Baptist State Convention, will be the keynote speaker. 

“VUU has been a longstanding symbol of hope for our community and a place where students become leaders and life-long learners who positively impact the world around them,” said Hakim J. Lucas, VUU’s President and CEO. “From its inception through the impact of Mary Lumpkin to the impact of our alumni change agents, like Governor Wilder, Representative McEachin and many more national and local leaders, our Founder’s Day celebration is an important time where we come together to reflect on how far we’ve come and how we have limitless potential to go even further.” 

The convocation will take place on the university’s campus, in the Allix B. James Chapel in Coburn Hall.