In a conference call yesterday, members of the College Foundation Board of trustees and the College Foundation Emeritus Society discussed their position regarding recent events on grounds. They issued this memorandum to the Board of Visitors after their deliberation for the support of the reinstatement of Teresa Sullivan as the University’s President.
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Date: June 24, 2012
To: University of Virginia Board of Visitors
From: Peter Brundage, President, College Foundation; and Jeff Nuechterlein, Chairman, College Foundation Emeritus Society
Subject: Reinstatement of Teresa Sullivan as President of the University
Earlier today we participated in a conference call with more than 50 current and former trustees of the College Foundation. We have also heard from many others by email.
Although no formal votes were taken, the alumni frankly shared their perspectives and opinions about recent developments at the University. The consensus was overwhelming support for reinstating Teresa Sullivan as President of U.V.a., just as called for by Meredith Woo and her fellow deans in their June 21 memo to the Board of Visitors.
As you deliberate on Tuesday, please know that we, along with others from the College Foundation and its Emeritus Society, join Dean Woo in committing ourselves to working with President Sullivan, the Board of Visitors, and University leaders to address the complex challenges facing our beloved alma mater. Indeed, many of the issues brought forward through this process are the exact topics on which the College Foundation has been focused since completing the South Lawn. We welcome collaboration in solving them.