Penn State board to consider naming new president

Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State trustees will meet early next week to consider hiring a president to replace the administrator who has led the school since shortly after ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges.

The university said Friday the trustees would meet in State College on Monday. The announcement did not say who was being considered to replace Rodney Erickson.

Erickson was named to the top job in November 2011, after Sandusky was arrested, two administrators were accused of a criminal cover-up, and then-president Graham Spanier was forced out after voicing strong support for his aides. Spanier was later charged in the alleged cover-up.

Erickson plans to retire by June.

Sandusky is in prison on child sexual abuse convictions. The three ex-administrators haven’t yet been tried. All deny wrongdoing.

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