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UVA Rector Facing Uphill Reappointment Battle

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Some lawmakers say the University of Virginia's accrediting problems could make it more difficult for the school's embattled rector to win reappointment.

The university was put on warning by a national accrediting agency on Tuesday for its Board of Visitors' failed attempt to oust President Teresa Sullivan this summer.

Some lawmakers say that gives them more ammunition when the General Assembly takes up the governor's appointments next month.

Rector Helen Dragas led the effort to oust Sullivan in June. But the board reinstated Sullivan after two weeks of protests by students, faculty and donors.

Gov. Bob McDonnell reappointed Dragas days after Sullivan's reinstatement, but many called on lawmakers to block the appointment.

Bath County Sen. R. Creigh Deeds says the university can't move on with the same leaders in place.

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