Where do we get all these great candidates for administrative positions in higher education? The faculty, of course, though sometimes that process might not seem as symbiotic as it is. To shed light on that topic and more, UGA welcomes University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan to campus on Friday Dec. 6 at 11 am to deliver the 2013 Louise McBee Lecture in the chapel:
Louise McBee Lecture 2013 “Great Expectations: Making Administrative Careers Attractive to Faculty”
Dr. Sullivan’s time at the University of Virginia has been extraordinary in several respects. After being pressured by university board members, she resigned from the presidency in June 2012. She was reinstated a few weeks later, following extensive attention in the national media and a remarkable outpouring of support from university faculty, students, and alumni. In the year since the upheaval, the University of Virginia has completed a large capital campaign and President Sullivan is presenting a new strategic plan before the university board in September.
If you haven't kept up with goings on at UVA during Dr. Sullivan's tenure, the narrative of events is instructive. We look forward to her visit to campus and public lecture on Friday in the chapel.
Image: Teresa A. Sullivan, courtesy of the UGA Institute of Higher Education.