Terry replaces Turner�for now

blog-terry.JPGAssociate dean of the Office of African-American Affairs at UVA, and director of the office’s nationally recognized Peer Advisor Program, Sylvia Terry, has temporarily replaced embattled dean M. Rick Turner, who was placed on administrative leave last Friday after admitting he’d lied to federal prosecutors about information he had concerning a known drug dealer, the AP reports.

Under an agreement Turner signed in U-S District Court in Charlottesville, he faces 12 months of probation and may be called again to testify in the case. According to a statement by University officials, a final decision about Turner’s fate will not be decided until after the federal investigation.