PSU Faculty Pose Suggested Changes To Trustees

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Penn State's Board of Trustees should add academic representatives to the school's governing body, a faculty group said Monday in the latest recommendations for governance reforms following the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

The report from a Penn State faculty senate committee is thought to be the first recommendations from a group affiliated with the university.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who was hired by the school to investigate its handling of sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach and then-Auditor General Jack Wagner are among the others who have weighed in with suggestions for the school.

"One of the best means of ensuring that the Board understands the mission, values, unique structures and operating systems of the complex academic institution that it governs is to select members who have academic expertise and professional experience in higher education," the report said.

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