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Teresa A. Sullivan

AKA Teresa Ann Sullivan

Born: 9-Jul-1949

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President, University of Virginia

"The campaign to remove Sullivan began around October, the sources said. The [Helen] Dragas group coalesced around a consensus that Sullivan was moving too slowly. Besides broad philosophical differences, they had at least one specific quibble: They felt Sullivan lacked the mettle to trim or shut down programs that couldn’t sustain themselves financially, such as obscure academic departments in classics and German."[1]

Sullivan's sudden departure is controversial; it is likely to result in an exodus of faculty.


[1] Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar, U-Va. Faculty Senate to Meet in Emergency Session Sunday over Teresa Sullivan's Ouster", The Washington Post, 17 June 2012.

Husband: Douglas Laycock (law professor, m. 1971, two sons)
Son: Joseph
Son: John

    University: BA, Michigan State University (1970)
    University: MA, University of Chicago (1972)
    University: PhD Sociology, University of Chicago (1975)
    Professor: University of Texas at Austin
    Administrator: Chair, Sociology Dept,, University of Texas at Austin (1990-94)
    Administrator: Vice Provost, University of Texas at Austin (1994-95)
    Administrator: Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin
    Administrator: Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Texas at Austin (2002-06)
    Administrator: Provost, University of Michigan (2006-10)
    Administrator: President, University of Virginia (2010-12)



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