Kenneth Wainstein, the former federal prosecutor UNC retained for $990 an hour to investigate academic misconduct among University athletes, will release his report during a special meeting between the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees.
Wainstein, whose team includes Joseph Jay, Colleen Kukowski and Katherine Preston from his Washington, D.C., law firm, was retained eight months ago.
A press conference releasing the report will be held at 1 p.m. at Kenan-Flagler Business School following the joint meeting of the Boards of Trustees and Governors. Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC-system President Tom Ross and Wainstein will all be available for questions following the release.
“The last few years have been difficult for our community. I believe this report will allow us to have a complete picture of what happened at Carolina and build on the numerous reforms we have already put in place,” Folt said in an email to the UNC community Monday.
There is also an open meeting Wednesday about the report at 5 p.m. at the Genome Sciences Building.
“I understand that many of you have questions, and I hope that many will be answered on Wednesday,” Folt said in the campuswide email.
Student Body President Andrew Powell said he hopes this report brings clarity and closure to this chapter of UNC’s history.
“I think that from the onset, (Wainstein) was charged with asking the tough questions and getting to the bottom of this,” Powell said. “I think the University is responding in the right way by having a thorough, completely independent investigation.”