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The Search for the University's 8th President

After twenty years of exemplary leadership of the University of Virginia, John T. Casteen III has announced his decision to step down from the Presidency at the end of the upcoming academic year. The Board of Visitors announces a national search to recruit the University's eighth president. Information about the process will continue to be posted on this web site.

Letter from Leonard W. Sandridge, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Jan. 11, 2010 — To all members of the University community:

I write this morning with important news. Today at 2:30 p.m., the University of Virginia Board of Visitors will meet in the Dome Room of the Rotunda to elect the University's eighth president.

For your convenience, the event will be streamed live and available online at http://www.virginia.edu/newpresident.

At 4 p.m., we will welcome our president-elect at a reception in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. All members of the University community are invited to attend. I hope you will be able to join us for this special event.

With kind regards,
Leonard W. Sandridge
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

News & Announcements

Features:

  • Position Description
    Seeking an Extraordinary Individual to Lead the Institution into its Third Century.
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Forums


Five forums were held in Charlottesville and one in Wise, Virginia to solicit input from the community about the search for the next president. The forums were open to all persons who wanted to provide advice to the search committee. The audio from each of these is presented below.

  • September 29, 2009, Slemp Center - Dogwood Room (College at Wise).
    Listen to audio
  • September 12, 2009, Alumni Hall Ballroom.
    Listen to audio
  • September 1, 2009, Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
    Listen to audio
  • September 1, 2009, McLeod Hall Auditorium.
    Listen to audio
  • August 25, 2009, Zehmer Hall Auditorium.
    Listen to audio
  • August 25, 2009, Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
    Listen to audio