BOV Vice Rector Kington Resigns

Mark Kington has resigned from the UVA Board of Visitors. The vice rector of the board, he worked for months with the rector, Helen Dragas, to engineer the removal of Teresa Sullivan as president of the university. In his resignation letter to Governor Bob McDonnell, Kington says he’s resigning “in order to better serve this university which I love and respect, and to help bring about new leadership on the Board of Visitors at this critical time.” His resignation comes just hours after the board’s 2:30 AM vote to name McIntire School of Commerce Dean Carl Zeithaml interim president. Kington’s term started July 1, 2010, and isn’t over until July 1, 2014. Under § 23-70, a replacement appointment to complete his term “shall be made by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate and the House of Delegates.”

Speaking of resignations, computer science professor William Wulf resigned today, writing that he does “not wish to be associated with an institution being as badly run as the current UVa” that he “want[s] no part of this ongoing fiasco.”

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