CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia's governing board is to consider whether to reinstate Teresa Sullivan, who was ousted as president without a vote several weeks ago.
The Board of Visitors is meeting Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. 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 on June 10 that Sullivan would step down on Aug. 15, and has since said that 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.
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