PS4RS Statement on Penn State Trustee Special Meeting

December 15, 2014 — It’s perplexing. The more engaged the alumni community becomes in the governance of Penn State, the more cloistered and secretive the embattled “Old Guard” trustees become. Our university should be governed by people who act in the best interests of Penn State one hundred percent of the time; not just when it’s convenient for them. We are asking the trustees who refused to attend this special meeting to finally discuss decisions that have thus far cost Penn State upwards of $150 million to resign. Please make room for others who consider their fiduciary duty to Penn State their highest priority. Please make room for others who are proud of Penn State’s academic and athletic culture and who would never suggest that more than half a million people are somehow responsible for the actions of one person. So far we have elected nine trustees who have demonstrated their allegiance to Penn State and the remaining board seats should also be filled by people who are similarly devoted to the university. Penn State deserves better than trustees who put their personal interests before the university’s.

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