Penn State has been strengthened by improvements to compliance and governance in the year since former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested, the university's president said Monday.
The past year has been difficult, but the university remains a diverse institution focused on academics, research and service, President Rodney Erickson said.
''Are we a better university? Yes, I think we are in terms of everything that we've accomplished and put into place,'' he said.
Erickson spoke to The Associated Press as part of a series of interviews with media outlets Monday, a year to the day that Sandusky's arrest ignited one of the worst scandals in higher education.