Corbett Fires Ex Officio Trustee Richard Allan
Richard Allan, the state Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has resigned at the request of Governor Tom Corbett. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Allan was asked to resign because of an email that Allan wrote to his wife in which he jokingly uses a derogatory racial term for an African American.
Because Allan was named Secretary of the DCNR, he was an automatic member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees. Allan took office in March 2011, which means he took part in the infamous firing of Joe Paterno and tacit support for the NCAA sanctions. PennLive described his attendance at Board meetings as “sporadic.”
Allan is the 15th trustee since that fateful November week to leave the Board of Trustees in only a year and a half.
Governor Corbett has not hinted at whom Allan’s successor will be.
Meanwhile, in PSU Truthville: