November 25, 2015

ACC Council of Presidents vow commitment to league

The ACC Council of Presidents issued a statement of commitment to the conference Thursday. Clemson President James Barker was one of the 15 presidents and chancellors to sign. Let’s see if this quells the talk of anyone else being poached from the league:

We, the undersigned presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference, wish to express our commitment to preserve and protect the future of our outstanding league. We want to be clear that the speculation about ACC schools in negotiations or considering alternatives to the ACC are totally false. The presidents of the ACC are united in our commitment to a strong and enduring conference. The ACC has long been a leader in intercollegiate athletics, both academically and athletically, and the constitution of our existing and future member schools will maintain the ACC’s position as one of the nation’s premier conferences.”

Here is who signed:

  • Fr. William Leahy, Boston College
  • Mr. James Barker, Clemson University
  • Dr. Richard Brodhead, Duke University
  • Dr. Eric Barron, Florida State University
  • Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. James Ramsey, University of Louisville
  • Dr. Donna Shalala, University of Miami
  • Dr. Holden Thorp, University of North Carolina
  • Dr. Randy Woodson, North Carolina State University
  • Fr. John Jenkins, University of Notre Dame
  • Dr. Mark Nordenberg, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University
  • Dr. Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia
  • Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • Dr. Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest University

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  1. Isnt this like the infamous vote of confidence given by the GM 2 weeks before he fires the coach…. #beware the vote of confidence….

  2. Or the coach who swears he is talking to no one then leaves the next day…