In an open letter Wednesday, a group of University of Virginia alumni slammed the performance of the school’s Board of Visitors in this summer’s crisis.
“All are burdened by the state of the university in the aftermath of the crisis, because the crisis is not over,” the alumni wrote. “It will not end until the board acknowledges publicly that UVa suffered a significant failure of corporate governance; and it will not end until Board members finally explain candidly, to satisfy common sense, what really motivated them to act so precipitously.”
True reconciliation must include a thorough understanding of what happened this summer, when President Teresa A. Sullivan was forced to resign, but then reinstated by the board, according to the alumni. In their opinion, the explanations offered so far don’t measure up.