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UVA Seeks to Strengthen Resiliency

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The Deans Working Group, charged by President Sullivan to review the events related to August 11, has presented its findings to President Sullivan.   Led by Dean Risa Goluboff, the Working Group identified key policy actions and other improvements to the University's incident reponse framework that can strengthen our resiliance to a similar event in the future. 

President Sullivan shared the report in an email to the University community on September 11.  "We will be reviewing this report closely in the coming days, and will share additional updates as they become available. I am grateful for Dean Goluboff and each of the other members who have been involved in developing this report.  There is more important work to be done, and I encourage members of the University community to continue to visit the Working Group’s dedicated website –response.virginia.edu – to find the latest information and to share your ideas," she wrote.

The report and a timeline of events of August 11 are publicly available. Meanwhile, a broader assessment of the University's safety and security infrastructure, policies, and procedures is underway by external safety and security consultant Margolis Healy & Associates. The firm is expected to conclude its review early this fall.