Can the ‘unluckiest president in America’ become the luckiest?


June 2, 2015

By Mary Nguyen Barry & Hajar Ahmed

From today’s op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:



University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, dubbed “the unluckiest president in America” by Fortune magazine, was just re-upped for two more years as president with a salary bump.

The news comes only two months after student-led protests broke out regarding a double-digit tuition hike and just two years after severe cuts to the university’s AccessUVa financial aid program drew national attention and protest.

Meanwhile, Sullivan was promised a $15,000 salary increase this year and $25,000 the following year — bringing her current $647,000 salary just south of $700,000.

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[H]ow will she devote her next two years to confronting the long-standing access, affordability and socioeconomic diversity issues at Mr. Jefferson’s University?

Read more at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.