After Meeting With Dragas, U.Va. Profs Ask Her To Resign

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Representatives of the University of Virginia faculty held what they called a “cordial” discussion this morning with the head of U.Va.'s governing board, but it was clear the meeting didn't quell the gathering furor over the forced resignation of the university president.

Afterward, the executive council of the Faculty Senate urged that Helen Dragas, rector of the governing Board of Visitors, and Vice Rector Mark Kington resign their posts and that the board reinstate President Teresa Sullivan, whose forced departure was announced June 10.

The council also asked the board to recommend faculty representation on the board as voting members and to delay the appointment of any interim president “to provide an opportunity for shared governance.”

The three-member executive council met in a closed session with Dragas, a Hampton Roads real estate developer, ahead of a 3 p.m. Board of Visitors meeting, which will also be closed, to start considering candidates for interim president.

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