CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The two-year saga of scandals at North Carolina's flagship university now has an added question: Will the campus leader responsible for cleaning up the messes will step down next summer?
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp says he'll resign in June and return to teaching in the chemistry department.
Professors, non-teaching campus employees and students responded with pleas aimed at persuading Thorp to stay. The campus Board of Trustees also asked Thorp to change his mind, while also announcing it will start looking for a replacement next week.
Thorp has made clear he loves leading the university but is giving no indication he'll stay in the job.