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UVA Board To Consider Interim President Candidates

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors is ready to start considering candidates for interim president.

The board plans to meet Monday in closed session in Charlottesville.

Before the meeting, the board is scheduled to gather with leaders of the Faculty Senate.

President Teresa Sullivan has agreed to step down Aug. 15, two years after taking over.

Last week Faculty Senate leaders approved a resolution expressing strong support for Sullivan and a lack of confidence in Rector Helen Dragas, Vice Rector Mark J. Kington and the Board of Visitors.

During the Board of Visitors' closed meeting on the candidates in the Rotunda, the Faculty Senate plans to hold a silent gathering nearby in support of Sullivan.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Leaders of the University of Virginia's Faculty Senate are demanding the reinstatement of the university's president and the resignations of two officials involved in her ouster.

The senate's Executive Council took the action Monday as the Board of Visitors prepared to meet behind closed doors to discuss an interim successor to Teresa Sullivan.
The council says in a statement that it met with Rector Helen Dragas to discuss Sullivan's forced resignation. Vice Rector Mark J. Kington was invited but did not attend.

After a discussion that the faculty leaders described as cordial, they asked that Sullivan be reinstated and that Dragas and Kington resign. They also want the faculty to have a voting member on the Board of Visitors.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



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