A group of candidates was privately presented to the chancellor search committee Monday, narrowing the search for UNC’s next leader.“The pool of candidates that have expressed interest and we’re looking at is very impressive,” said Wade Hargrove, chairman of the committee. “The committee was very encouraged at the report we received today from the consultant.”
The candidates were presented by Bill Funk, leading consultant of R. William Funk & Associates, the firm chosen to lead the search after Chancellor Holden Thorp announced earlier this semester that he will step down in June.
The search committee meeting operated mainly in closed session due to confidentiality provisions, so the candidates are unknown.
“When you balance the merits of disclosure in this context, and also the interests of protecting the privacy on this consideration, privacy trumps,” Hargrove said.
He said he agrees with confidentiality in the search because the candidates hold prominent positions that they would not want to jeopardize by being named publicly.