U.Va. Board Reinstates Sullivan
June 26, 2012 – 3:35pm
By Kevin Kiley
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted unanimously Tuesday to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan, capping off a tumultuous two weeks for the university.
The vote is an about-face for a board that, on June 10, announced that Sullivan was resigning, seemingly without dissent from board members.
Helen E. Dragas, the board’s rector, or chair, identified by many as the instigator of Sullivan’s resignation, said she had met with Sullivan prior to the meeting to resolve their differences. “It’s time to bring the University family back together.” She spoke after W. Heywood Fralin, who had been the lone board member to vote against the nomination of an interim replacement for Sullivan last week, offered a resolution that the board restore Sullivan to the presidency.