Finding replacements for Leonard Sandridge and Tim Garson were the first orders of business for UVA President Teresa Sullivan.
COO Michael Strine previously was at Johns Hopkins University.
PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE
UVA President Teresa Sullivan marked her first anniversary at the helm of Virginia's flagship university with a press briefing in the Rotunda's Dome Room and the announcement of her choice for provost and executive vice president: Duke University vice provost John D. Simon.
Simon, 54, a scientist who previously chaired Duke's chemistry department, succeeds Tim Garson.
Like so many before him, Simon admitted August 24 that he fell under the spell of the Lawn: "I felt I was standing on the ground, which, in my view, tells the history of higher education in the United States and exemplifies what many universities should aspire to be."
Sullivan said her first-year priority was to hire senior staff. In May, she named Leonard Sandridge-successor Michael Strine, 45, as chief operating officer and executive VP.
Among other achievements, Sullivan noted the university's new sexual misconduct policy, unveiled in May, which changes the evidentiary standard from "clear and convincing evidence" to a "preponderance of the evidence," and broadens sexual misconduct to include deliberate incapacitation, videotaping, voyeurism, and cyberstalking.