Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, January 11, 2010

Provost Sullivan named president of U. of Virginia

Read the University of Virginia's announcement of Sullivan's appointment >

A message to the campus community from President Coleman:

It is with deep pride and a tinge of sadness that I share the news that Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa A. Sullivan today was named president of the University of Virginia.

Since joining U-M in 2006, Provost Sullivan has provided a level of academic and budgetary acumen that has solidified and advanced the university at all levels. Her selection as UVA’s eighth president is a testament to her abilities and achievements as a leader.

Provost Sullivan will continue at U-M until July 31, and I anticipate naming her successor prior to her departure.

The University of Michigan has long been a wellspring of higher education leaders, and while we will miss Provost Sullivan greatly, we also take pride in knowing she will preside over one of this country’s great public universities.

I know you will join me in offering congratulations and best wishes to Provost Sullivan.


Mary Sue Coleman