UVA Survey Results Support Changing Board of Visitors Laws
A University of Virginia survey finds a majority of people in the Charlottesville area support changing laws that determine how board of visitors members are appointed.
The UVA Center for Survey Research conducted the telephone survey which focused on issues of importance in the community. Seventy-nine percent of the 1,000 people who responded to the survey said they are in favor of changing laws that govern appointment to the university's board.
"I think the sense is some things have to change, and the question is how do you legislate good governance," said 57th District Delegate David Toscano (D). "It's not always easy. You can put a lot of changes on the books, but sometimes it's a mix of the people in the room and how they interact with each other that makes things happen."
State lawmakers, including Toscano, are putting together bills that would require changes such as having a faculty member on the board and increasing quorum requirements.
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