UNC Will Name Next Chancellor Friday Afternoon

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The governing board of North Carolina's public university system is set to name the new leader for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The UNC Board of Governors is scheduled to meet Friday to elect a chancellor for the country's oldest public university to replace Holden Thorp, who announced last fall he would leave in June.

A search committee has been working in secret with a hired headhunter to narrow down candidates to three finalists. State university system President Tom Ross planned to interview the finalists and recommend one to the Board of Governors for their vote Friday.

Thorp decided to resign after two years of scandals involving academic fraud, improper travel spending by fundraisers, special treatment for athletes and allegations that campus sexual assaults weren't fully reported.