Casey Governor Trustee Appointment

PENN STATERS FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP QUESTIONS PROCESS AND TIMING FOR NEW GOVERNOR-APPOINTED TRUSTEE

OCTOBER 3, 2012 ‐‐‐‐ “While Kathleen Casey appears to be a very accomplished nominee, the members of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship strongly oppose the appointment of Ms. Casey, or anyone else, until the Board of Trustees updates its conflict of interest policy and gets the appropriate training around this component of governance, as clearly stipulated in the Freeh Report. As Chairwoman Peetz has stated on many occasions, the Board has accepted and pledged to implement all of the Freeh recommendations ‐‐ and this is one of them. Further, the members of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship question the timing of this appointment, given that the alumni‐elected seat on the Board has remained vacant since Steve Garban’s resignation in mid‐July, even with the next highest vote getter in that alumni election poised to take the seat until the 2013 election. This contradiction in action demonstrates how the governance of Penn State continues to be in a tailspin.”

pdf: 10.03.12_CaseyGovAppointeeStatement

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