According to a story published by The Daily Tar Heel on Monday, student leadership unanimously voted to cut ties with Tanner Glenn, a Chancellor’s Fellow who served as the Institute of Politics' executive director, following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Yet Glenn is still involved with the organization even months later, backed by IoP’s stakeholders and members of its Senior Advisory Board, some of which also sit on the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors. Perhaps most egregious of all, he remains on the University’s payroll, earning an annual salary of $35,000 as a Chancellor’s Fellow.
Despite the clear intentions of the students who worked most closely with Glenn, it appears that some members of the IoP’s Senior Advisory Board still want him involved with the organization, whether in an official or unofficial role.
Lucy Russell, the former president of the IoP’s student advisory board, stepped down in protest of Glenn’s continued involvement with the IoP, stating that the decision made by student leadership was “not respected” by people within the University as well as IoP stakeholders.
If student leaders have no confidence in Glenn’s ability to lead, why does he continue to have a role within the IoP? Moreover, why does he remain on University payroll?