University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas released a statement Thursday about the decision to oust president Teresa Sullivan.
Sullivan “wasn’t acting quickly enough to address financial pressures facing higher education…and other strategic challenges,” said Dragas, according to CBS News.
“In my view we did the right thing, the wrong way,” Dragas told CBS.
The event sparked mass opposition toward “dragon lady,” a nickname coined by those targeting Dragas for the decision.
Following the wide-spread criticism against the board’s abrupt firing, The Huffington Post reported that “ten of the university’s 11 school deans… have demanded Sullivan’s reinstatement,” which will be voted on by board members June 26.
Update (6/26): UVA’s board of visitors has reinstated Sullivan as university president.