Penn State Releases Letter of Engagement with Freeh

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With an increased public scrutiny toward the findings made in the Freeh Report, Penn State released the letter of engagement sent to Louis Freeh by the Board of Trustees earlier today to increase transparency with the transaction.

The letter, dated┬áNov. 18, 2011, outlines the terms of Freeh’s independent investigation and the scope of his engagement and purpose.

Penn State officials and the Board of Trustees have maintained the purpose of the Freeh report was simply for the recommendations made to improve university policy. However, the letter states, “The report will contain FSS’s findings concerning: i) failures that occurred in the reporting process; ii) the cause for those failures; iii) who had knowledge of the allegations of sexual abuse; and iv) how those allegations were handled by the Trustees, PSU administrators, coaches and other staff.”

The letter also describes payment terms and other contractual items. You can read it in full below.

Freeh Engagement Letter

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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government.

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