The departing CEO and dean of the medical faculty at Johns Hopkins Medicine will not be going to the University of Virginia as interim president.

Hopkins CEO Edward D. Miller said he was asked about coming on in an interim basis shortly after President Teresa Sullivan resigned stirring up protests on campus. The Washington Post has reported that the Board of Visitors was upset that she wouldn't cut weak programs quickly enough.

The Board of Visitors voted late Tuesday to appoint University of Virginia dean Carl P. Zeithaml, one of the longest serving deans at UVA, The Washington Post reported.

Miller was appointed last year to UVA's board of visitors in an ex-officio capacity. He said Monday he was not involved in the decision for Sullivan to resign.

Miller said he would take the position if offered but said a better choice would be a current faculty member at U.Va. to help quell protests that have erupted around Sullivan's departure. He said he would not want to take the presidency on permanently.

"I would definitely only do it on an interim basis," he said. " I am ready to slow down."

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