The search committee to find the successor to UNC President Tom Ross has been announced. What characteristics were the Board of Governors seeking in search committee members? Perhaps knowledge of the university system, experience in recruiting top-level academics or knowledge about a presidential search process?
“You like to think that ideologies don’t matter because we’re all trying to find the very best leader for the university system, but in reality you do need a viewpoint of different ideologies in that process,” [Board of Governors vice chair Lou] Bissette said.
Well guess what, Lou? You already had the very best leader for the university system but you fired him because he's not a Republican tea party puppet.
So how'd they do in finding some "different ideologies" for the search committee?
Hannah Gage ... will be the only Democrat on the committee.
Word is the search committee's press release is already drafted:
"After looking far and wide, from east Raleigh all the way to northeast Raleigh, and narrowing down the applicants to one finalist, who was not interviewed, the search committee is pleased to recommend Art Pope for the position of UNC system president".