Faculty nixes no-confidence vote in Penn St. board
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State faculty members have rejected a vote of no-confidence in the university's board of trustees.
The symbolic measure failed to garner enough support at a Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday on campus in State College.
A motion calling for a special committee to investigate the trustees' oversight also failed.
The 32-member board of trustees has come under fire for its handling of a child sex abuse scandal that led to the firings of the university president and longtime football coach Joe Paterno.
The trustees elected new leadership from within their ranks on Friday, promising reforms and transparency.
A plan for trustees and faculty to meet Tuesday was postponed because of Paterno's recent death.
The Senate represents more than 5,500 full-time faculty at 23 Penn State campuses.