Teresa A. Sullivan

  • University of Virginia

Terry Sullivan is the University of Virginia’s eighth president. Since taking office in 2010, she has led UVa through a period of significant progress. In fall 2012, she launched a planning effort to provide a road-map for the University’s future, while gathering input from 10,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and others. This effort produced a new strategic plan for the University, the Cornerstone Plan. In spring 2013,Terry led the University to completion of its $3-billion capital campaign, and quickly announced plans to raise financial support for three strategic priorities: retaining and recruiting top faculty, restoring the University’s Jeffersonian Grounds, and providing needy students with scholarships. Terry is a respected scholar in labor force demography. The author or coauthor of six books and many scholarly articles, her most recent research has focused on measuring productivity in higher education. Terry came to UVa from the University of Michigan, where she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Prior to her work at Michigan, Terry was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Texas system. She also served as faculty member at University of Texas at Austin. Terry earned her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.