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Hit the Board of Trustees Where it Hurts- The Pennsylvania Legislature



I live and work in DC, where every matter is resolved by one of two answers- more government or less government. I guess after twelve years of playing in the professional side of politics I'm hardwired to think that sometimes legislation is the key to fixing our problems. However, after following the tweets, blogs, and transcipts of "President" Erickson's town hall meetings in this case it is.

In all three meetings Rodney was repeatedly asked about the behavior of the Board and how we can change PSU governance. Repeatedly, President Rod said that these would be issues for the Board to discuss since it is up to them. Obviously there was a massive failure on everyone's part in this scandal- from Spanier, to the Board, to PSU's crisis management response, all the way down to the knuckleheads who rioted. But on how to fix it we're essentially left with the same Board that didn't give two sh*ts when Spanier briefed them on Sandusky this past Spring. We can vote, but alumni can only elect three Board members per year out of the 31 that serve. If you're a student you have no vote.

The only people that can change the Board are the people who they are ultimately responsible to- the tax payers of the Commonwealth as embodied by the Pennsylvania Legislature. The current Board arrangement is because the legislature set it up that way. I've started a Change.org petition to have the PA legislature take action on this and I hope you can sign it, email it to friends, and pass it around to alumni, students, and PA taxpayers alike.

http://www.change.org/petitions/change-penn-state-board-of-trustees

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