18 6 / 2012
And yet despite less 10% of the University of Virginia’s budget coming from the State, the Governor continues to have the right to appoint 100% of the key governing body…
…I’ll close off with two reflections cum questions to ponder.
First, should the Governor (and the State Government more generally) have the authority to shape governance systems so significantly when at the same time they are demonstrating less and less willingness to fund state universities, including the public flagship university? Yes the University of Virginia has varying degrees of autonomy on multiple levels but the level of State control is immense."