Opposition to U.Va. Rector's Reappointment Grows

Sen. Barbara A. Favola against reappointment of Rector Helen Dragas

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 10:46 AM EDT
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Another state lawmaker is opposing the reappointment of University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas.

Media outlets report that Sen. Barbara A. Favola declared her opposition Wednesday. The Arlington County Democrat said in a statement that Dragas didn't demonstrate values needed to lead U.Va. to new heights.

Favola also cited concerns about the university being put on warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission.

The accrediting agency issued the warning over the Board of Visitors' failed attempt to fire President Teresa Sullivan last summer. Several other lawmakers have said they would oppose Dragas' reappointment.

The General Assembly will consider the reappointment when it convenes this month.

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