UVA president speaks at UM graduation

UVA-LogoOXFORD, Miss. (AP) _ Teresa A. Sullivan, the president of the University of Virginia, will speak May 9 at commencement at the University of Mississippi. Sullivan has served as Virginia’s eighth president, the first woman elected to that position, since 2010. Sullivan, a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Jackson, will speak to graduates, their families and other guests at 9 a.m. in the Grove on the Oxford campus. Sullivan earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University’s James Madison College and her doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago. She began her career as a sociology instructor at the University of Texas and later became executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Before going to Virginia, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan.

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