She's the head of the Board and was a key figure in engineering the coup that ousted President Sullivan. Stephen Parsley, a UVA alum and now a law student there, summarized the latest revelations well:
There's a good chance you've already seen this, but according to a very in-depth article from the Washington Post, one reason the UVA Board wanted Sullivan out was that they felt "Sullivan lacked the mettle to trim or shut down programs that couldn’t sustain themselves financially, such as obscure academic departments in classics and German."
I never thought I would see the day when the leadership of an elite, two centuries old school wants to eliminate core humanities programs that have fewer than a dozen faculty members for "budgetary reasons" and, according to many reports, use our reputation to legitimize for-profit online classes. There is still plenty of first-rate liberal education going on at the school, but if Sullivan gets replaced with a crony of the Board, I don't see how that will continue.
Virginia residents would do well to contact their representatives to seek the ouster of this inane and destructive meddler.
UPDATE: It turns out Dragas's term expires on July 1, at which point the Governor must decide whether to re-appoint her. If he does so in the wake of this fiasco, it can only succeed in making him complicit in it.
UPDATE (JUNE 19): The latest here.