UNC chancellor honored with $1m endowment

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Holden Thorp

CHAPEL HILL —UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp has been honored Wednesday with a $1 million endowment in his honor, The Herald Sun reports.

According to the report, the money, which came from an anonymous donor, will be used to establish the Chancellor Holden Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Endowment at the Carolina Center for Public Service and will be used to support the center’s Faculty Engaged Scholars program.

An announcement about the endowment first came during a Board of Trustees work session on Wednesday and was followed by a university news release.

“This endowment is an especially fitting way to honor Chancellor Thorp and his contributions in that it supports faculty from across campus in their efforts to develop and strengthen their teaching and research in ways that benefit communities throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world,” Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service said.

The honor for Thorp comes as he prepares to leave the university at the end of June to become provost at Washington University in St. Louis.

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