UNC chancellor to step down as scandals take their toll
- Holden Thorp, chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, announced Monday that he will step down from the position at the end of the school year, only five years into what many expected would be a tenure of at least 10.
- The 43-year-old's departure follows a series of scandals since 2010, several of which originated in the school's athletics department and dominated local headlines.
- Thorp is now the latest addition to the list of prominent public university presidents who stepped down or were forced out of their positions in the last two years due to scandals or politics.
From the article:
You can't plan for everything, and increasingly it seems like the one thing you don't plan for will undermine your public university presidency. Holden Thorp, chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, announced Monday that he would step down as chancellor at the end of the school year, only his fifth on the job, a premature exit for a chancellor whom many expected to serve at least 10 years. ...
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