A group made up of former student athletes, representatives of the Education Foundation, trustees, faculty and administrators will recommend candidates to replace Dick Baddour as North Carolina’s athletics director.
Chancellor Holden Thorp released the names of the 12-person search committee on Monday. Baddour announced his decision to step down on June 28, speeding up his retirement process so that a new AD could be put into place hire a permanent football coach. in the wake of an NCAA investigation that revealed academic misconduct and impermissible benefits in the program.
"This search committee represents the full range and balance of perspectives and backgrounds we need to identify the best candidates for the job," Thorp said in a prepared statement. "The committee's charge is to find an experienced leader committed to academic success and competitive excellence in men's and women's athletics."
The committee will be chaired by Lowry Caudill, a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation, a University trustee and an adjunct faculty member in the UNC chemistry department. “I can't imagine anyone with a broader view of what we're looking for in an athletic director,” Thorp said.
The other 11 committee members are:
* Martina Ballen, senior associate athletic director and chief financial officer of the department of athletics.
* Jan Boxill, chair of the faculty, senior lecturer in philosophy and director of the Parr Center for Ethics.
* Lissa Broome, the University's faculty athletics representative to the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA, and a member of the UNC Faculty Athletics Committee, Wachovia Professor of Banking Law and director of the Center for Banking and Finance in the School of Law.
* Alan Caldwell, a captain on the 1977 Tar Heel football team that won the ACC title and an All-ACC selection. He is also a former member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation (Ram’s Club).
*Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs and a longtime University administrator.
* Don Curtis, a current member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation, a current University trustee and chair, and chief executive officer of Curtis Media Group Inc.
* Eric Montross, an All-American starter on the Tar Heels' 1993 NCAA championship team and a retired National Basketball Association player. He is now a color analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network's broadcasts of men's basketball games.
* Karen Shelton, head coach of the women's field hockey team since 1981.
* Dwight Stone, president of D. Stone Builders Inc. and vice chair of the Educational Foundation Inc.'s Executive Board of Directors.
* John L. Townsend III, a current University trustee and managing partner and chief operating officer for Tiger Management, LLC.
* Richard "Stick" Williams, former chair of the University's Board of Trustees and senior vice president of environmental health and safety at Duke Energy Corp.