By Kathryn Watson – Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — If members of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors don’t decide on Tuesday whether to give President Teresa Sullivan her post back or oust her for good, they’ll be the ones out of a job.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday in that he will force the entire board to resign on Wednesday if members don’t make a final decision one way or the other Tuesday. The board is expected to meets in a special open meeting called for 3 p.m. at the Charlottesville campus.
The Commonwealth calendar — an aggregated schedule of committee and board meetings statewide — says the board on Tuesday will, “discuss possible changes in the terms of employment of the president.”
But state law doesn’t require the board to post full meeting agendas online in advance — or at all. Instead, state law requires the BOV merely to post the date, time and location on its website and on the Commonwealth’s calendar three business days ahead of time, meaning details from upcoming board meetings during the past two weeks have been scarce at best.
The university announced the resignation of its first female president on June 10, just two years after she took the post. If the forced resignation stands, Sullivan’s last day at the helm is Aug. 15.
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