University head to discuss leadership at June luncheon in Va. Beach
UPDATE (June 13): Teresa Sullivan's presentation has been canceled, the chamber said today. A new speaker will be announced shortly. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, is leaving her post on Aug. 15.
The University of Virginia's first female president will share with local entrepreneurs the strategies that led to her history-making post at the Charlottesville institution.
Teresa A. Sullivan is the third speaker in this year's Professional Women's Leadership Luncheon Series hosted by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
Her presentation, "The Principles of Effective Leadership," takes place June 27 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and presentation from noon to 1:15 p.m.
Tickets are $30, and the event is open to both men and women. To register, visit the chamber's website.
Sullivan, who took the reins at the Thomas Jefferson-founded school in August 2010, began her academic career as a sociology professor focusing on labor force demography, with an emphasis on economic marginality and consumer debt.
She taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas and, most recently, the University of Michigan, where she also served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. She has held many other administrative positions at those schools, from department chair to associate dean.