Listen here to hear Rector Dragas endorse President Sullivan:
Board of Visitors member and former Rector Heywood Fralin said the university is "united unlike ever before in my memory":
The resolution reinstating Sullivan reads as follows:
"The Board of Visitors rescinds the Second Amendment to the President's Employment Agreement, subject to the approval and acceptance of the President, thereby reinstating the President's initial Employment Agreement of January 11, 2010, as amended by the First Amendment to the Employment Agreement; and further
"The Board of Visitors rescinds the naming of Carl P. Zeithaml as Interim President of the University, and rescinds the authority previously granted to the Executive Committee to negotiate and execute a contract or employment agreement with the Interim President."
Listen here to hear the reaction to the unanimous vote from President Sullivan:
Sullivan called on the University community to work together to craft solutions to the challenges facing U.Va. and higher education and to quickly move beyond philosophical differences that have emerged.
UVA Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato says its time to put it all behind us:
TIM KAINE STATEMENT ON UVA DECISION: "I am heartened by the unanimous decision by the Board of Visitors to reinstate President Sullivan. I am confident that the University of Virginia will emerge stronger than ever and continue to move forward as an exemplary educational institution critical to the future of our Commonwealth."
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR BOB MCDONNELL ON THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESIDENCY: "I want to thank the members of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia for their conclusive action today to bring the issue of the Presidency of the school to a close, as I directed last Friday. Since its founding in 1819, the University of Virginia has not only been the Commonwealth’s educational flagship; it has been one of America’s as well. An academical village dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. A school built on honor and excellence. A school with renowned and dedicated faculty and students that I trumpet around the world.
The past few weeks have not been easy for the University, and all those who love it. There has been too little transparency; too much vitriol. Too little discussion; too much blame. Now, with Tuesday’s Board action, the time has come for Mr. Jefferson’s University to move forward. The statements made today by Board members and President Sullivan were poignant and gracious and set the right tone for collaboration ahead."
Listen here to hear the entire meeting of the UVA Board of Visitors: