CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (AP) - The University of Virginia's board of visitors says its failed attempt to oust President Teresa Sullivan was flawed but not to the extent that its accreditation should be jeopardized.
The board defended its admittedly "embarrassing and regrettable" bid to remove Sullivan in an official response to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The board said it was in "full compliance" with the commission's expectations at every step of the process.
U.Va. officials announced June 10 that Sullivan would step down in August, surprising the university community and triggering an outcry over the lack of explanation about her forced resignation. The announcement led to two weeks of protests, resignations and reneged donations until officials reinstated Sullivan on June 26.
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