The ousting of a president

Although people responsible for the decision said it was in the works for a while, the ouster of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan looked like a bolt from the blue, an unexplained move toward something called "strategic dynamism," whatever that means. Since it broke on a warm Sunday afternoon, June 10, this was a rapidly developing story that moved, for Sullivan, from tragedy to triumph. On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 27, after more than two weeks of student, faculty, and alumni dissent, a chastened and admittedly humbled Board of Visitors unanimously voted Sullivan back into office.

(photo by Denny King)

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'Spines need stiffening' Casteen leading protest chargePublished on Jun 16th, 2012According to an email sent to colleagues from UVA English Department chair Cynthia Wall on June 16, former UVA President John Casteen has been working to "protest the process...read more
'Important alum': Donor Jones had role in Sullivan ousterPublished on Jun 16th, 2012With the chair of the Darden School Foundation board Peter Kiernan having resigned to distance himself from raging fires of discontent over the ouster of UVA president Teresa...read more
Bad form? BOV ignored own president-replacing precedentPublished on Jun 15th, 2012One of the harshest criticisms emerging from the sack of UVA president Teresa Sullivan is that the way the Board of Visitors handled her dismissal has caused such blow-back...read more
Head rolls: Kiernan out as UVA faculty condemn Sullivan ousterPublished on Jun 14th, 2012Just four days after University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan was ousted in what many are calling a coup by a small faction of the University's Board of Visitors and...read more
'Cabal Hall': Why would Darden trump Carr's Hill?Published on Jun 13th, 2012An alleged clash between UVA President Teresa Sullivan and the Board of Visitors has resulted in Sullivan's ouster after less than two years in office, leaving faculty and...read more
Sullivan stepping down as UVA PresidentPublished on Jun 10th, 2012According to a Sunday email from UVA Rector Helen Dragas, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is stepping down August 15, citing a “philosophical difference of...read more
ophelia lenz Images from historic President Sullivan reinstatementAfter two tumultuous weeks, UVA President Teresa Sullivan has been reinstated by unanimous vote of the Board of Visitors. "Good things that have come out of all this," said...read more
ophelia lenz 4 honor: Resinstate Sullivan rally brings thousands to Lawn"It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it." ~Th Jefferson A few thousand students, faculty, and friends rallied on the University of Virginia Lawn Sunday...read more
Salient statements rendered in the wake of the ouster of UVA President SullivanThe forced resignation on June 10, 2012 of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan touched off a wave of correspondence. Here are some of the documents: May 3 -...read more