RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The outgoing chancellor of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has told his successor that dealing with athletics has become the most important part of the job.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/17vm9Y3) that Chancellor Holden Thorp says that should not be the case.
Thorp says the problems can overwhelm a president. The school has been involved in sports-related problems for more than two years.
Thorp is leaving July 1 to become provost of Washington University in St. Louis, a Division III school without big-money sports.
Interim Dartmouth College President Carol Folt is replacing Thorp in Chapel Hill.
A panel created by Thorp meets Friday to discuss ideas on the proper balance between academics and athletics. Thorp wants the panel to consider giving more authority to athletic directors.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com