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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:45 pm | Updated: 11:20 am, Wed Jan 23, 2013.

Jan. 10, 2010. UVa’s Board of Visitors unanimously elects Teresa A. Sullivan as the university’s eighth — and first female — president.

Aug. 1, 2010. Sullivan officially takes over as president from John T. Casteen III, who served in the post for two decades.

Aug. 19, 2010. Sullivan launches a probe of Virginia Quarterly Review management practices after a high-profile suicide of an employee “raised questions about the university’s response to employees’ concerns about the workplace climate in the VQR office.”

Sept. 13, 2010. Sullivan suggests UVa consider a three-year bachelor’s degree program. Undergraduates would finish their bachelor’s within three years and then stick around UVa for a fourth year to earn a master’s. The program could also ease tuition pressure on parents.

Feb. 23, 2011. Hunger strikers demonstrate in support of higher wages for UVa’s lowest-paid workers.

April 6, 2011. The Virginia legislature appropriates $64.5 million to renovate New Cabell Hall, a project previously approved by the state, but unfunded.

April 15, 2011. Sullivan is inaugurated as UVa president.

April 20, 2011. Sullivan and “living wage” protestors clash over pay hike discussions.

May 13, 2011. Sullivan announces Michael Strine will replace Leonard W. Sandridge as executive vice president and COO.

July 1, 2011. Sandridge retires after decades of service.

Aug. 24, 2011. Sullivan announces John D. Simon as new UVa provost and executive vice president.

Sept. 19, 2011. Sullivan expresses support for expansion of the ACC.

Jan. 12, 2012. UVa announces it will continue push for $3 billion capital campaign started in 2004. Push fell $400 million short at the end of 2011. Started by Casteen, Sullivan took over portions of the fundraising effort after taking office, focusing her efforts on “the heart of the Grounds” programs that heavily affect students and faculty.

Jan. 25, 2012. Former game show host Bob Barker and a physicians’ organization ask Sullivan to stop using cats in training at UVa’s medical school.

Jan. 29, 2012. Sullivan, other university presidents speak to the General Assembly to oppose proposal to limit how universities use tuition.

Feb. 17, 2012. Sullivan expresses commitment to continuing to improve wages for UVa’s lowest-paid workers.

April 26, 2012. Yoke San Reynolds, UVa vice president and CFO, announces retirement, effective Dec. 31.

May 11, 2012. Sullivan gives keynote address at Piedmont Virginia Community College graduation.

May 20, 2012. UVa Board of Visitors approves 2013 fiscal year budget, raising the bottom of the university’s pay scale from $10.65 per hour to $11.30. The board cut the number of full-time-equivalent positions on the academic side and increased the number of jobs at the Medical Center by 300. The $2.6 billion budget reflects a 4 percent increase from fiscal year 2012, reflecting a 3.5 percent increase for the Medical Center and a less than 0.5 percent for the academic budget. Revenue sources were all down. “Something has to give, right?” said Rector Helen Dragas.

May 25, 2012. Sullivan travels to Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai in tour to “strengthen the university’s partnerships in education and research and to further raise the profile of the university as a top-tier global research university.”

June 10, 2012. Citing the Board of Visitors’ desire for “a bold, strategic, visionary leader,” Dragas announces that Sullivan will step down as president, effective Aug. 15.