This past week we witnessed how the actions of one individual affected the lives of so many. Fortunately, for them, justice was served and hopefully they can start to heal.
The Sunday Pittsburgh Post-‐Gazette’s headline read “For PSU the case has just begun.” Over the past eight months, the actions and inaction of our board of many has immensely impacted our university. Their actions moved the focus of the abuse from Jerry Sandusky to PSU. Interesting how the scandals at Syracuse and the Citadel were short term…for Penn State it may well take years to recover.
To keep moving on as usual will be difficult. The blows to Penn State from the press and the public are getting harder and more frequent. This is having an adverse effect on our university and our alumni and each of us will have to be ready to take and endure more blows.
For the future that Penn State is facing, we need qualified leaders who will give the issues total focus and dedication. And they need guts! Right now we know the stakes are high and the quality of leadership at Penn State is low.
Alumni, you are the strong voice of Penn State throughout the country. We need for you to stay strong your loyalty to Penn State is questioned and attacked.
We need you and we need to stay together. No matter how things turn against us we, as Penn Staters, know that we stand for and we know who we are.