Stop the resignation of UVa President Teresa Sullivan
  • Petitioned Board of Visitors, University of Virginia

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Board of Visitors, University of Virginia

Stop the resignation of UVa President Teresa Sullivan

    1. Brendan Wynn
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      Brendan Wynn

      Charlottesville, VA

President Sullivan is overwhelmingly respected by UVa faculty, staff, and students. She is an outstanding academic leader and clear-minded administrator whose sudden departure has already been the scrutiny of public officials, administrators, and members of the media around the country.

The president of the Association of American Universities said of the abrupt and opaque decision, “This is the most egregious case I have ever seen of mismanagement by a governing board. It’s secretive, it’s misguided and based on the public statements, there’s no clear rationale.”

This petition joins the letter of the 33 Department Chairs and Program Directors of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in urging the Board of Visitors to reopen discussion with President Sullivan and the faculty at UVa.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
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      Brendan Wynn
      Petition Organizer

      A fellow petitioner's petition has really caught on! Please follow the link to that petition to sign in defense of Teresa Sullivan!

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    • James Carter WILLIAMSBURG, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Concerned alumnus. :-(

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    • Forrest Swope CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Come to the Lawn on Sunday at 2 p.m. to show your support for President Sullivan!

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    • CAROL MAJOR CREASY GLEN ALLEN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      My father and I are both alumni of UVA and are long-time supporters. We have been following the events surrounding Mrs Sullivan's dismissal very closely and are outraged by the method in which it was handled. I have heard Mrs Sullivan speak on several occasions during her presidency and have also met her and spoken with her about her vision for UVA. This series of events is a national-level embarassment for UVA which could take years to recover from. The students, faculty, donors, and alumni demand more transparency from the BoV. This series of actions shrouded in secrecy are in direct opposition to the philosophy of trust, honesty, and respect that is at the CORE of UVA and the principles on which Mr. Jefferson founded this University and his vision for it.

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    • James Hughes MANASSAS, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      This coup smells like a backroom political deal, completely out of character with the principles for which UVA was established.

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    • Nicholas Klop VIENNA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a UVA alum (MS Computer Science, '92) I am appalled that a politically appointed board with no education credentials can conduct an ouster in this non-transparent fashion and get away with it.

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