Statement of Faculty Senate Executive Council Concerning Meeting with Rector Dragas
June 18, 2012
This morning, the Faculty Senate Executive Council met with Rector
Dragas to discuss the recent resignation of President Sullivan. We
invited the Vice Rector, but he did not attend. The purpose of the
meeting was to allow the Council to ask questions raised
by the University faculty concerning recent events, and to hear the
We asked the Rector about the process and the reasons behind President
Sullivan’s resignation; the principles of shared governance between the
faculty, administration and the Board; the Board’s desire for a
strategic plan; and the Board’s justification for
the speedy and secretive nature of its actions.
We had a cordial discussion. Based on extensive input from our faculty
constituents and the Rector’s responses to our questions, we made the
1. That the Board delay the naming of any interim president to provide an opportunity for shared governance;
2. That President Sullivan be reinstated;
3. That the Board recommend representation by UVA faculty on the Board as voting members; and
4. That the Rector and Vice Rector resign in the best interests of the University.
Senators, please forward this message to any and all.
FILL THE LAWN AT 2:30 AND STAY TO THE CONCLUSION. SPREAD THE WORD!
This is to be a silent protest to show our support for
President Sullivan and our disapproval of the secretive and irregular
process used by the Rector and a small collection of the Board
of Visitors to force her resignation.
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