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Senators Corman, Yudichak Ask For Delay in Board Reform Vote

The Board of Trustees reformation saga took another turn today — State Senators Jake Corman and John Yudichak sent a letter to Board Chairman Keith Masser, asking that the board delay voting on the reform proposal that passed its Governance Committee in September.

“The changes that are contemplated in Proposal A+ are too important to be considered during the transition period between administrations,” the pair of senators write. Here’s the letter in full:

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf agrees that the vote should be postponed:

  The “A+” proposal on which the trustees are supposed to vote would restructure the board to have 33 voting seats and 38 overall, with new permanent seats for the Alumni Association, faculty, and a student. Yudichak initially proposed board reform legislation that would reduce the size of the board in January. He was not happy after the Governance Committee approved its own, quite different reform, saying that it might have been illegal for the board to subvert state law. This letter will provide more ammo for the alumni trustees who were not happy with the A+ Proposal, particularly due to the conflict of interest it presents in giving a seat to the Alumni Association. Alumni Trustee Barbara Doran posted that sentiment to her Facebook page earlier this week:

If this doesn’t incite board bickering tomorrow, then Trustee Anthony Lubrano’s resolution to make Penn State a plaintiff in Corman’s lawsuit should. And so should this. #BuckleUp!

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Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

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