Penn St. faculty mull no-confidence vote in board
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State faculty members are considering a vote of no-confidence in the university's board of trustees.
The Faculty Senate meets Tuesday afternoon on campus in State College to consider the symbolic vote. Also on the agenda is a motion calling for a special committee to investigate the trustees' oversight.
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. The board is undertaking its own investigation of the case, led by former FBI director Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free).
The Senate represents more than 5,500 full-time faculty at 23 Penn State campuses.