Alums for Sullivan: Dragas' top employee sends out emotional video
"Maybe it was a mistake," says Carol Wood, the spokesperson for UVA, who sent out a link on Saturday morning to an emotional video of alumni standing up in support of ousted President Teresa Sullivan.
The video, which opens with a Thomas Jefferson quotation about opposing tyranny and depicting an array of alumni– stretching from the hallowed UVA Grounds to foreign nations– is an under three-minute vignette of support for Sullivan as an instrumental version of UVA's "Good Old Song" plays quietly in the background.
The video was created by a group called "Students, Family & Friends United to Reinstate President Sullivan," a YouTube account created June 22. At the time of this posting, it had 234 views.
Wood, who now reports directly to Sullivan's nemesis, University Rector Helen Dragas, says she intended to send the video just to fellow members of the communications staff, and the header on the email suggests as much.
"Maybe I should apologize," says Wood. "I'm tired."