CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia's governing board will consider whether to reinstate Teresa Sullivan, who was ousted as president without a vote several weeks ago.
The Board of Visitors will meet Tuesday afternoon at the university's historic Rotunda. Faculty, students and others plan to hold a demonstration outside the meeting to show their support for the popular president.
Sullivan became U.Va.'s eighth president, and its first female leader, in August 2010. Board Rector Helen Dragas announced June 10 that Sullivan would step down Aug. 15, and has since said Sullivan wasn't acting quickly enough to address funding reductions and other strategic challenges.
Sullivan's abrupt firing triggered mass protests and calls by deans, faculty, students and alumni for the board to return her to office.