Penn St trustees could weigh board changes



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees plan to weigh proposals that board leaders say may alleviate concerns about a perceived lack of transparency.

Trustees chair Karen Peetz said the board Friday in Hershey could vote on changes that would include adding a committee to focus on outreach, and adding more faculty, staff and students to advisory roles. Peetz said this week the board under her watch would focus on “transparency, change and reform.”

The board is under pressure from alumni watchdog groups angry about its actions in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

President Rodney Erickson is also expected to update the school’s progress in implementing preliminary recommendations by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who is heading the internal investigation into the Sandusky case.