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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:08 PM

U-Va. receives warning from accreditors after failed ouster of president in June

Well, that worked out just fine. "Mistakes were made": sort of cliche for such a high class joint, no?

U-Va. receives warning from accreditors after failed ouster of president in June

By Jenna Johnson, Dec 11, 2012 06:41 PM EST

The Washington Post The University of Virginia’s accrediting body announced Tuesday that its trustees placed the elite public flagship “on warning” for allegedly violating two compliance standards this year when members of the school’s governing board covertly planned an ouster of President Teresa A. Sullivan, privately asking her to resign in early June and then unanimously reinstating her 18 days later.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which accredits universities and colleges in 11 Southern states, has accused the U-Va. Board of Visitors of compromising the university’s integrity and not following its governance requirements, which forbid a small number of members or outside forces from controlling the board.

The U-Va. board has repeatedly denied these allegations. In written correspondence with the commission this fall, board leaders maintained that while mistakes were made during the failed ouster — which threw the historic Charlottesville campus into turmoil — the board never violated accreditation standards, state laws or its own policies.

The commission has placed the university on warning for one year and will send a team to Charlottesville early next year to further investigate, according a mass e-mail sent by U-Va. Provost John D. Simon on Tuesday afternoon. Simon is handling the inquiry, as Sullivan has excused herself from doing so.

The CD has stopped publication for the upcoming exams. Let's see if they had anything to say about this. Why, yes indeedy.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools places University "on warning"

BREAKING NEWS | Updated 50 minutes ago

By Greg Lewis | Dec 11

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the University’s accreditation agency, placed the institution ‘on warning’ Tuesday in response to Board governance concerns.

This is a developing story.

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