Remember the 18-day leadership crisis at the University of Virginia last summer? Are we headed there again?
It's hard to look at this any other way: University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is being set up by the governing board to fail.
Here's how tough Virginia's tough legislative leaders were on Helen Dragas, who, in her role as rector of the governing board of the University of Virginia, threw the school into unneeded turmoil last summer with an ultimately unsuccessful effort to remove the president for reasons that have still not been explained to the public.
An accrediting agency has put the University of Virginia on "warning" for violating rules during last summer's leadership crisis, and the school's provost says U-Va.'s governing body is working on the problem. The problem is: The board can't work out the problem because the board, or at least the leadership, IS the problem.