UVa May Need a Narcissist at the Top

A powerful alumnus calls for 'strategic dynamism'

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Andrew Shurtleff, ZUMApress.com, Newscom

Teresa A. Sullivan, forced out as president of the U. of Virginia after just two years, was in the midst of overhauling the university's budgeting process.

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Andrew Shurtleff, ZUMApress.com, Newscom

Teresa A. Sullivan, forced out as president of the U. of Virginia after just two years, was in the midst of overhauling the university's budgeting process.

If, in parting ways with Teresa A. Sullivan, the University of Virginia is trading the steady pace of change synonymous with her presidency for a new era of "strategic dynamism," the faculty could be in for a wild ride.

Once confined to corporate boardrooms, the phrase "strategic dynamism" is now all the buzz at Thomas Jefferson's university. Days after Ms. Sullivan's resignation under pressure, the term