CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says she knows all eyes are on her school following the turmoil this summer over her attempted ouster.
Sullivan took questions from reporters Tuesday for the first time since the campus was thrown into chaos for two weeks in June over the attempted coup. The Daily Progress reports (bit.ly/O2jGuQ) Sullivan said the attention gives the university founded by Thomas Jefferson the opportunity to model how thrive in the face of adversity.
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.