U of Colorado Regents Suggest Rule On Briefing Of Crimes, Potential Scandals

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The University of Colorado regents suggested Friday that a laws and policies committee consider creating a rule that university leaders quickly report crimes or other potential scandals to the board.

Some regents cited the missteps that Pennsylvania State University officials took in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. On Thursday, Steve Garban, a member and former chairman of the Penn State trustees board, resigned.

An internal investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh found that Garban was twice briefed about the Sandusky case developments but never shared the information with the entire board.

With the help of an outside consultant, the CU Board of Regents spent the second day of its three-day retreat assessing itself -- with topics ranging from seating arrangements at meetings to how the board sets tuition.

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