STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State alumni have elected three new members to the university Board of Trustees, including a well-known former football player who recovered from a serious injury and a businessman who has criticized the board’s actions after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest in a child sex-abuse scandal.
Alumni elected lawyer Adam Taliaferro, who played for the late coach Joe Paterno; prominent donor and board critic Anthony Lubrano; and retired U.S. Navy campaign Ryan McCombie.
Election results were announced Friday following more than three weeks of online voting that drew a record 37,000-plus votes. The new trustees take office July 1.
Some alumni saw the election as way to start enacting change following anger over Paterno’s ouster in November as part of the board’s response to the charges against Sandusky, a retired assistant coach.