Dragas declined to heed calls to resign.
Hunter Craig, who a week ago accepted the president's resignation, said Tuesday he wanted her reinstated.
A marathon session of the Board of Visitors ended the day after it began with no new resignations but with an interim president chosen and, afterwards, shouts of "resign" and "shame on you" ringing in the air, as a small band of students and others followed University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas to her car at 3am.
"You have done so much damage to this University," shouted one man. "Please resign."
"You're a disgrace," shouted another. "What about the Honor Code?"
As reporters urged Dragas for comment, she replied, "Don't believe everything you read in the papers."
That prompted a Hook reporter to ask her to quantify the level of her contacts with Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire from Greenwich, Connecticut who, sources say, played a role in the ouster of UVA President Teresa Sullivan June 10. Dragas declined to respond.
One can only guess what discussion transformed a planned two-hour meeting into one that spanned over 11 hours, but Board member Hunter Craig gave some indication.
When the open meeting resumed at 2:30am Tuesday, June 19, Craig said that he had hoped to be able to vote on a motion to reinstate the president and indicated that he'd be willing to give up his place on the Board in order to seat a faculty member.
"I came here hoping to vote for Terry," Craig said afterwards, "but there was not a majority."
The interim president was elected with 12 votes. One board member, Glynn Key left before the meeting ended, two abstained, and one opposed the move.
"I just had some concerns with the process we followed," the opponent, Heywood Fralin, said afterwards. The abstentions were Robert Hardie and A. Macdonald Caputo, the latter who was present via speaker-phone.
Besides serving as the Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, the interim president, Carl Zeithaml, serves as the F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise, a signal that this Board means business. At the same time, Zeithaml holds a doctorate in business administration focused on strategic management.
"I think this is a great step forward for the University," said Vice-Rector Mark Kington, "and Carl will be a great leader."
But not everyone at UVA expresses such enthusiasm for the deciders.
"Carl Zeithaml is an outstanding dean & leader...but anyone picked by this BOV will have a difficult time," Tweeted UVA professor Larry Sabato at 2:46am. "This UVA Board will go down in history as the most unpopular in modern times– if not ever."