Northwestern president Morton Schapiro has been considered the frontrunner in the search to become the next president at USC.
But he released a statement to the Northwestern student newspaper, the Daily, saying he had yet to be contacted.
“While I spent a wonderful 11 years at USC, I haven’t spoken with anyone on their search committee or on their board,” Schapiro said. “Even though I am completing a decade as president of NU, I am still having a great time here and there is much left to accomplish.”
If Schapiro is telling the truth, it is sort of shocking that he has not been contacted as a search that was supposed to take four-to-six months is currently in its seventh month.
Maybe he isn’t telling the truth. That would be the more-pleasant scenario for USC supporters who want a president that knows how to balance academics and athletics.