We asked the Rector about the process and the reasons behind President Sullivan’s resignation; the principles of shared governance between the faculty, administration and the Board; the Board’s desire for a strategic plan; and the Board’s justification for the speedy and secretive nature of its actions.
We had a cordial discussion. Based on extensive input from our faculty constituents and the Rector’s responses to our questions, we made the following requests:
- That the Board delay the naming of any interim president to provide an opportunity for shared governance;
- That President Sullivan be reinstated;
- That the Board recommend representation by UVA faculty on the Board as voting members; and
- That the Rector and Vice Rector resign in the best interests of the University.