U.Va. board negotiating extension of president’s contract

UVA-LogoRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors is turning its attention to extending President Teresa Sullivan’s contract following a tumultuous academic year. The contract is scheduled to run through July 2016. Rector George Keith Martin says that he’s confident a contract extension will be completed before June 30, when his term as rector expires. Martin says input from students, alumni, faculty and staff has been part of the evaluation process. He says he’s pleased with Sullivan’s performance. U.Va. political science professor Larry Sabato says some recent events were out of Sullivan’s control. They include a discredited Rolling Stone article about sexual violence at U.Va., the slaying of 18-year-old student Hannah Graham, and the high-profile arrest of a student by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control officers.

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