According to WRAL, Thorp is on the way out.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Holden Thorp will step down as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the end of the 2012-13 school year, sources told WRAL News Monday.
The move is expected to be announced Monday.
UNC’s flagship campus has been beset by scandal for the past two years, including an NCAA investigation of the Tar Heel football program and internal probes of possible academic fraud in one department and questionable travel expenses by the school’s top fundraiser.
The N & O now has a story up with this interesting quote:
Wade Hargrove, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said the board tried to talk Thorp out of stepping down.
“Holden Thorp has done an exemplary job as chancellor, especially in improving a wide range of processes and academic and fiscal management procedures,” Hargrove said in a news release. “It is inspirational to see the passion that Holden has for the University and the positive impact a research university can have on society.”
Roy, when you look at this picture, do you ask yourself what is the difference between you and the other guys? We think you already know.