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Interim president chosen for University of Virginia after president's ouster
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) ' The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors has chosen the dean of the university's undergraduate business school to become the interim president upon the departure of the ousted Teresa Sullivan.
The board voted 12-1 with two abstentions early Tuesday to approve McIntire School of Commerce Dean Carl Zeithaml to serve as interim president after Sullivan's Aug. 15 departure.
Zeithaml specializes in strategic management and has been dean since 1997.
Rector Helen Dragas says a special committee to nominate a permanent president will form soon. She said the board hopes to engage faculty, staff and alumni in the selection process.
The Faculty Senate and other groups had called for the board to retain Sullivan and for Dragas and Vice Rector Mark Knighton to step down but neither of those things happened.