Penn State board to weigh governance reforms

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Proposals to change how Penn State is governed are headed to the school’s full Board of Trustees.

The changes would include reducing the size of voting trustees by two to 30 by making Pennsylvania’s governor and the university president non-voting members.

Trustees met in committees Thursday, and one committee recommended sending the proposals to the full board for approval when it meets Friday.

Another recommended change would cut the time required for notice before the board meets, from 10 days to three.

The size, makeup and decisions of the board have come under scrutiny in the aftermath of the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Also Thursday, state agricultural groups re-elected Keith Eckel to another term on the board. Newcomer Abe Harpster also won a seat.

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