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Future interim president holds press conference as Faculty Senate rallies

Zeithaml, University faculty share opposition to Board's removal of Sullivan but respond with diverging approaches

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McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml made his first public appearance after being announced as the future interim University president, fielding direct questions Wednesday afternoon about his outlook and opinion of President Teresa A. Sullivan's departure.

While cultivating an apologetic and open demeanor about the tumultuous days since Sullivan's resignation was announced, Zeithaml emphasized his belief that the University community must find a way to trust itself again and move forward. He called accepting the interim job "one of the most daunting things I'll ever do."

Zeithaml said that though he did not support the Board of Visitors' decision to remove Sullivan, her ouster was "at this point, frankly less important to me than the University


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