For the record, Hunter Smith is a very nice lady who likes to donate money to the University of Virginia. Last year, one of her donations resulted in the construction of the Marching Band building, which has been much appreciated by our younger daughter who plays trumpet for the 'Hoos and was used to having practices cancelled due to rain in past years.
Hunter Smith has not been amused by the recent ouster of Teresa Sullivan from her job as UVA President, a job that Sullivan held only two years. Hunter Smith has reacted by speaking plainly: she announced this week that UVA is not going to get a dime of Hunter Smith's money until Helen Dragas and Mark Kington, the wealthy business folk currently serving as Chair and Vice Chair of the UVA Board of Visitors who seem to have led the Dump Sullivan movement, resign from said Board.
Here's a lesson for the business school types who decided to lead a revolt of the wealthy at Jefferson's University. Â The lesson is something they teach you in business school, oddly enough. It goes like this: "If nobody wants to buy what you are selling, you go out of business."