The Board of Visitors, On the Record
The Daily Progress has the story today of Joan Fenton, a Charlottesville businesswoman, and her husband who are videotaping the open sessions of the Board of Visitors‘ annual retreat today and tomorrow and hired — at their own expense — a stenographer to document the proceedings.
She’s also live-streaming the open sessions.
Fenton is the mother of a U.Va. graduate, and, like many, became interested in the BOV after June’s failed ouster of President Teresa A. Sullivan. She’s the founder of a Facebook group, “Reform the UVa BOV.”
Having sat through many, many BOV meetings over the years, I can assure you that it probably does not make for riveting TV. without commenting one way or another on her viewpoint, I will say her efforts are a great exercise in democracy and open government.
(They seem to have wrapped up the open sessions for today, but will be back early tomorrow.)