|University officials comment on Rawlings panel report|
|Tuesday, September 03, 2013|
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials today responded to a new report on intercollegiate athletics completed by a panel of distinguished national higher education leaders. Chaired by Association of American Universities President Hunter Rawlings, the panel offered 28 recommendations for Carolina and other universities nationwide.
“We thank Dr. Rawlings and a highly accomplished panel for the time they took to consider not only how Carolina, but how all other universities can ensure excellence in athletics and academics,” said Chancellor Carol Folt. “We will take advantage of the opportunities and insights provided by the panel to improve and to lead on these issues.”
Bubba Cunningham, director of athletics, said the panel’s work would benefit UNC and all of college athletics.
“Their report should create opportunities for extensive dialogue among the many people associated with college athletics and higher education,” he said. “The University of North Carolina is positioned well to not only participate in, but lead these conversations that should take place at the conference and national level with schools and programs across the spectrum of college athletics.”
Related link: http://rawlingspanel.web.unc.edu/files/2013/09/Rawlings-Panel_Intercollegiate-Athletics-at-UNC-Chapel-Hill.pdf