Supporters Quietly Plot Teresa Sullivan’s Return as President of UVa

Could Teresa Sullivan be reinstated as president of the University of Virginia? Some board members are quietly considering such a move, sources told The Washington Post. According to current and former board members briefed on the conversations, the popular president, who resigned under pressure from the board’s rector, Helen E. Dragas, and others, has told supporters on the board she would stay on—if Ms. Dragas resigned. Ms. Sullivan’s supporters on the board think they are close to the eight votes they would need to reinstate her. The board has only 15 members now, after the resignation on Tuesday of another Ms. Sullivan’s critics, the vice rector, Mark J. Kington. “It’s not over,” said George M. Cohen, a law professor and chair of the Faculty Senate. “Have you counted the votes?”

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