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ERIC Number: EJ920214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-11
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Priorities in Order
Galuszka, Peter
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n20 p10-11 Nov 2010
In January, when Dr. Teresa Sullivan became the first woman selected to become president of the University of Virginia, expectations were that the noted sociology professor and provost and executive vice president for student affairs of the University of Michigan would ease into her job in bucolic Charlottesville. When she took over in August, however, the scene was anything but peaceful. The school, built on the high-minded values of Thomas Jefferson, was in the midst of one crisis after the other. Before becoming Michigan's provost, she spent 27 years at the University of Texas at Austin as a professor and administrator. This article presents an interview with Dr. Sullivan, the first woman president of the University of Virginia, who leads the institution into a new era amid state budget cuts and other challenges. In the interview, Dr. Sullivan explains why the school instituted criminal background checks of students and shares her priorities as president.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Virginia