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U. of Virginia Alumni Group Will Push to Stop Rector’s Reappointment

A group of University of Virginia alumni said on Thursday that it would push state legislators to reject the reappointment of the rector, Helen E. Dragas, to the university’s Board of Visitors, The Daily Progress reported. Gov. Bob McDonnell reappointed Ms. Dragas to another four-year term on the board in June, after she played a central role in the controversial ouster and reinstatement of Teresa A. Sullivan, the university’s president. But the group, which calls itself UVa Alumni for Responsible Corporate Governance, will try to persuade lawmakers to block her reappointment after the presidential election, in November. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers attended a town-hall meeting at which the effort was discussed, but those present emphasized that they viewed the matter as nonpartisan, according to the newspaper.

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