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UVA President Ryan Holds Final Community Conversation Event

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan is taking community feedback and looking to the institution’s future.

During a community conversation on Tuesday, November 27, Ryan called on various attendees, including UVA students, parents, and faculty, to discuss how they see the university now and what they hope to see in the next five to 10 years.

The talk focused on the core initiatives of the Ours to Shape mission, such as community, discovery, and service.

“The university as a whole has a great opportunity to move social movements that are in the forefront today, and as a community leader and as a leading university in the nation - what better place?” Jenifer Massie, a parent of a UVA student, said.

“I'm really curious to see about how Jim Ryan, our new president, is kind of concerned about our community in a new way and how he approaches social justice in all spheres,” Jean Nunez, a UVA student, said.

This conversation was the last in a series of community discussions with President Ryan.

Now, he'll turn that feedback into new initiatives and future action.