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Sullivan to stay at U.Va.

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors Tuesday unanimously reversed its earlier decision to oust school president Teresa Sullivan.

The school announced the decision in a news release available on its website.

Sullivan was asked to resign earlier this month by Rector Helen Dragas and other board members. Sullivan today pledged to set aside differences and work with Dragas and the board to face challenges to the university.

Board member and former Rector Heywood Fralin said the board made the right decision in reinstating Sullivan. He said the university is “united unlike ever before in my memory.”

Sullivan’s forced resignation announced June 10 led to an outpouring of analysis and criticism of the board’s action, which Dragas likened to a “near death experience,” according to one published report.

 

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