Since Chancellor Holden Thorp announced his intent to resign, there has been widespread concern on campus that his successor might not have similar values.
In response to Thorp’s announcement, faculty passed a resolution requesting Thorp to rethink his decision. The Board of Trustees voted to ask UNC-system President Thomas Ross to decline Thorp’s resignation. On Friday, Student Government coordinated a rally supporting Thorp and urging him to reconsider.
However, Thorp has since stated that he still fully intends to resign.
The Board of Trustees must make sure that all of these stakeholders’ voices are represented on the chancellor selection committee that will choose our next leadership.
The selection committee that ultimately chose Thorp for the position in 2008 had representatives from faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and students.