Monday, August 13, 2012
Penn State's Board of Trustees Support the University's President; Despite Not Taking a Formal Vote
Penn State’s board of trustees took no formal vote but the vast
majority of members have voiced support for the university president’s acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over how the university handled child molestation allegations against a former assistant coach. Board chairwoman Karen Peetz told fellow trustees during Sunday evening’s conference call that the panel could not vote because 10 days’ notice of the meeting was required. But more than two dozen members of the 32-member board then voiced support for President Rodney Erickson’s decision and a desire to move forward, although many criticized the sanctions. The NCAA on July 23 barred the school from postseason play for four years, fined it $60 million, stripped it of future scholarships and invalidated 112 of the football team’s wins.