- An American Association of University Professors (AAUP) investigative panel says it is guardedly optimistic about the state of shared governance at the University of Virginia one year after President Teresa A. Sullivan's ouster and reinstatement.
- The AAUP says the June 30 exit of Board of Visitors rector Helen E. Dragas--a Virginia Beach real-estate developer who led last summer's move to fire Sullivan before supporting her reinstatement--is a positive development.
- Richmond, Va., lawyer George K. Martin will succeed Dragas, whose exit was the deciding factor in the AAUP's change of view after it blasted the firing of Sullivan in a report over three months ago.
From the article:
... "Were she to remain in office," the statement reads, "the investigating committee's current conclusions on the board's role in university governance would likely not differ greatly from the conclusions as of March 1." ...