make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

ONLY ON 3: UNCW Professor says chancellor search is a sham; University denies claim


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - Dr. Diane Levy, Professor of Sociology and Criminology at UNCW, claims the university's search for a new chancellor is all but over, and that the effort to appear transparent with websites and committees is for perception only.

Levy made those comments earlier this week at the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond, where she's named as a co-defendant in a suit being brought against the university by Dr. Mike Adams.

She said the university was "trying to look transparent" regarding the search by setting up a website and committees, but they basically already know who they want. She said they expect to have an announcement by May and should start eliminating candidates in March.

We followed up with Dr. Levy today, and she denied saying those things, adding that she would have no way of knowing such information because she has nothing to do with the search committee. When asked if she was then saying the reporter who heard her say the comments made them up, she said, "No," but denied again that she said them. She says "the reporter misunderstood, perhaps."

Wendy Murphy, the chair of the search committee, told us that as of today there is no list of interested finalists. That list, she says, won't happen until the committee's first meeting next week.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.