Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship asks again for Keith Masser’s Resignation
The Board of Trustees does not apply “Failure of Leadership” to themselves
JUNE 21, 2012 —- On Monday, Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS), a grassroots group of alumni, students, and supporters, called for Vice Chairman Keith Masser to apologize, retract his statement and resign his post as member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Yesterday morning, in a letter to his fellow trustees, he did apologize and effectively retracted his inappropriate statements made to the Associated Press. While we appreciate those steps, we continue to believe it would be in the best interest of the University for him to step down from his leadership position.
The Board has made far too many mistakes since November 9th to tolerate yet another at this sensitive and critical time in Penn State’s history. They fired
Joe Paterno ostensibly for a “failure of leadership” after 61 years of exemplary leadership, but they seem willing to give a pass to one of their own whose record of accomplishment is extremely thin by comparison.