The man whose namesake “Kington Chair” (Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professorship in Environmental Change) that was supposedly to be given to Michael Mann, has resigned from UVa amid the turmoil of the recent ouster of president Teresa Sullivan in a shady weekend coup that bypassed the normal Board of Visitors schedule and several board members.
I don’t have a lot of time to cover ths subject this morning as I have deadlines looming, but here is a WaPo story:
U-Va. board member, professor quit amid uproar over President Teresa Sullivan’s ouster
The widening controversy over the university leadership claimed Mark Kington, the vice rector of U-Va.’s embattled Board of Visitors and an architect of Sullivan’s ouster who stepped down in a gesture of conciliation.
They really have a mess on their hands now.