A leaked memo from the board of the University of Virginia undermines the charge that ousted president Teresa Sullivan was insufficiently bold in her thinking. From Inside Higher Ed:
Board members have suggested that Sullivan was not “bold” enough or engaged in the kind of strategic thinking that they wanted. But in the memo to board members, Sullivan said she had been explicitly told not to do a full strategic review, but went on to outline a series of strategic issues that needed addressing. Sullivan also outlined difficult challenges — including a view that some departments at Virginia are resting on their laurels — suggesting a willingness to ask tough questions. On campus Thursday, faculty members were saying that the memo suggested board members had been terribly unfair in their (minimal) explanations of their decision to seek a new president.
Numerous members of campus are calling for the board to reinstate Sullivan.