This is the letter I just sent to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office:
Regarding the Penn State Board of Trustees' Special Investigative Committee that has been announced - As a Penn State alumnus (Mechanical Engineering, 1997), I find it very disturbing that the Special Committee is going to be primarily made up of current members of the Board of Trustees. These people are the very same who have demonstrated willful ignorance and lack of control for the last 13 years and allowed Jerry Sandusky to continue his affiliations with Penn State. I would feel much more comfortable if the Investigative Committee were completely governed by a third-party entity with no direct ties to Penn State University, such as a committee appointed by Governor Corbett or even the United States Department of Justice. I hope that the Office of the Attorney General can be of some assistance in either making this happen, or directing me to a more suitable path toward this end. Thank you.
I hope that some of my fellow alumni will join me in doing what we can to make sure that the investigation into the actions of all parties involved in the current situation is handled competently and fairly.
If anyone knows of a better path to pursue this, I'd be glad to hear it.