Nevertheless, the Board feels strongly and overwhelmingly that we need bold and proactive leadership on tackling the difficult issues that we face. The pace of change in higher education and in health care has accelerated greatly in the last two years.* We have calls internally for resolution of tough financial issues that require hard decisions on resource allocation. The compensation of our valued faculty and staff has continued to decline in real terms, and we acknowledge the tremendous task ahead of making star hires to fill the many spots that will be vacated over the next few years as our eminent faculty members retire in great numbers. These challenges are truly an existential threat to the greatness of UVA.
I find it out of line for you, who has chosen NOT to live in VA,
NBC29 later learned from high level sources at the university, that within hours of the statement announcing the stepping down of Sullivan, she and her husband had received firm offers from four highly ranked institutions. Those four offers for high level administrative positions came from Duke University, University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of California at Berkley.