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