A short paragraph in Sundays CDT warrants repeating: Anyone who took steps to preserve the Penn State brand or protect his own job rather than save children from abuse is no less a monster than the convicted ex-coach.
From what appears to be standard corporate board procedure and Penn States trustees are a corporate board there are the movers and shakers and the members who get the perks and go along.
As a member of a small corporate board in Florida, I learned firsthand that failure to perform my fiduciary responsibilities could land me in jail. I do not suggest jail time for the current or past trustees, but I suggest that every one of them is in part responsible for the tragedy that has befallen the institution they are legally responsible to oversee.
A trustee must have only one purpose: to make Penn State the best university in the country. To that end, much more will be demanded of every trustee and they must demand a degree of openness among themselves and every employee from the president down. This has never been a feature of the university.
If there is any redeeming feature to be salvaged from the terrible wrongs inflicted on numerous young boys, it must be a complete end to the conduct so clearly stated in the CDTs editorial. Anything less is failure.
Carl Amick Boalsburg