Helen Dragas reappointed to UVA board
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's governor has reappointed the University of Virginia board member who led the failed effort to oust school president Teresa Sullivan.
Gov. Bob McDonnell reappointed university Rector Helen Dragas of Virginia Beach on Friday. Dragas was the main force behind Sullivan's forced resignation earlier this month.
After a backlash from faculty, students, alumni, donors and political leaders, the board unanimously voted Tuesday to reinstate Sullivan.
McDonnell said he was concerned that Dragas had become the sole target of criticism.
He said now is the time for reconciliation, not recrimination. The governor also reappointed Edward Miller of Baltimore and named four new board members.
In addition, he named former U.Va. administrator Leonard Sandridge and former board member and Richmond business executive William Goodwin Jr. to newly created board advisory positions.