Lowry Caudill to chair panel to find UNC AD

Staff WriterAugust 9, 2011 

A group made up of former North Carolina student-athletes, representatives of the Education Foundation, university trustees, faculty and administrators will recommend candidates to replace Dick Baddour as athletics director.

Chancellor Holden Thorp released the names of the 12-person search committee Monday, 11 days after Baddour announced his decision to step down to allow a new AD to 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 - also known as the Rams Club - and a university trustee and adjunct faculty member in the 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 athletics 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 ACC and NCAA, and a member of the North Carolina 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 of the 1977 Tar Heels football team that won the ACC title was and an All-ACC selection. Also a former member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation (Rams Club).

Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs.

Don Curtis, a member of the Rams Club's executive board of directors, university trustee and chief executive officer of Curtis Media Group Inc.

Eric Montross, an All-America starter on the Tar Heels' 1993 NCAA championship basketball team and current color analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network's broadcasts of men's basketball games.

Karen Shelton, head coach of the Tar Heels women's field hockey team.

Dwight Stone, vice chair of the Rams Club Executive Board of Directors and president of D. Stone Builders Inc.

John L. Townsend III, 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.

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