Thorp: Presidents Should Not Supervise Athletics

WUNC excerpt
Thorp also had some words of advice for his successor, Carol Folt. She will become UNC-Chapel Hill’s chancellor on July 1.
“My successor will be here soon,” he said. “And she will not want to say anything that will make the NCAA upset or cause the fan base to start an email campaign to the Board (of Trustees) – which shouldn’t work, but it does. But hopefully, my saying these things will make it easier for her.”
Thorp is leaving UNC to become the provost at Washington University in Saint Louis, a school that does not play major college sports. He said he would not be offering these thoughts if he wasn’t leaving to go to a college that plays NCAA Division III, which doesn’t offer athletic scholarships.
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