- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is responsible for the University of Virginia's accreditation, issued a formal warning to the school Tuesday in response to this summer's forced (and later reversed) ousting for President Teresa Sullivan.
- The announcement came at the association's annual meeting in Dallas.
- The SACS indicated in October that it was evaluating whether or not proper governance procedures had been followed during the incident.
From the article:
"... The October letter from the accrediting panel to the school said it appears that the Faculty Senate should have been notified of the board's intent to oust Sullivan because the group advises the rector and Board of Visitors "concerning educational and related matters affecting the welfare of the University." The letter was signed by Mark V. Smith, vice president of the commission. ..."