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January 11, 2010, 03:13 PM ET

U. of Virginia Picks U. of Michigan Provost as Its New President

Teresa A. Sullivan, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, will become president of the University of Virginia on August 1, the university announced this afternoon. Ms. Sullivan, a sociologist and scholar of labor-force demography who also serves as Michigan's chief budget officer, will replace John T. Casteen III, who served as Virginia's president for two decades. Ms. Sullivan will be the university's first female president and its eighth president over all. The Chronicle will have additional coverage of the appointment later today.


1. 11262324 - January 11, 2010 at 03:47 pm

Those of us in sociology who knew Teresa back in her UT/Southwestern Social Science Association days applaud Virginia! You folks have made a wonderful choice!

2. 11182967 - January 11, 2010 at 04:15 pm

The University of UMichigan once again produces a president for another great university. Who else besides Michigan has produced such a combination of University presidents and succesful NFL QB's (yesterday notwithstanding). Go Blue!

3. vininathan828 - January 11, 2010 at 04:52 pm

From another wolverine, yes, go blue!!!!

4. garysneide - January 11, 2010 at 08:42 pm

Something worth considering: Perhaps it's not UMichigan's ability to "produce" able presidents, but it's ability to hire the best people in the first place. It may be worth studying UMichigan's selection process....

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