UVA Turmoil Leads to Darden School Resignation
The departure of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan has now forced the resignation of a top Darden School trustee.
Chairman of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees Peter Kiernan resigned Thursday after a leaked email correspondence to other board members showed he had direct knowledge of the plan to remove Sullivan weeks before it happened.
Darden School Dean Bob Bruner held an emergency faculty meeting Thursday to address the controversy.
"It's very clear that Peter had a number of discussions based on his personal relationships with those individuals, and he was not acting in his official capacity on behalf of the Darden School," said Darden School Foundation President Trip Davis.
At the Thursday afternoon faculty meeting, UVA Provost John Simon told the faculty he didn't think they'd ever know the board of visitors' reasons for ousting Sullivan.
Peter Kiernan's letter of resignation from the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees: