- As recently as May 31, Helen Dragas and Mark Kingston, rectors at the University of Virginia, exchanged emails discussing an urgent need to push harder into online education.
- Dragas cited online education in her statement the day Sullivan's exit was announced, saying, ""We also believe that higher education is on the brink of a transformation now that online delivery has been legitimized by some of the elite institutions."
- Kingston resigned Tuesday from his post as U.Va. Board of Visitors' vice rector.
From the article:
E-mail messages were flying among leaders of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia in the weeks leading up to the ouster of Teresa A. Sullivan as president of the university. The e-mail messages show that one reason board leaders wanted to move quickly was the belief that UVa needed to get involved in a serious way with online education. ...