A search for the next president of Penn State, acting on the Freeh report’s recommendations and the NCAA consent decree are a few of the items on the university trustees’ upcoming meeting agenda.
The trustees are holding a special retreat and meeting Saturday and Sunday at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, and many of the sessions are open to the public.
Saturday’s public meeting starts at 3 p.m. and Sunday’s is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trustees will also discuss the Freeh Group’s 119 recommendations, which run from improving security to expanding personnel background checks.
Not all trustees think the board should have accepted the findings of the Freeh report, which was released July 12.
The NCAA consent decree, a sore spot for many involved with the university, is also on the agenda. The stiff sanctions from the NCAA include banning the university from bowl games for four years and cutting the number of scholarships available to football players.
Trustee Al Clemens said Thursday he doesn’t think it’s fair to punish students for the faults of others.
“Everything the kids were supposed to do, they did. So why should they get punished?” Clemens said.
The Sunday agenda includes discussing a search for the person who will take over after President Rodney Erickson retires. The board appointed Erickson in November after firing Graham Spanier in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
Erickson’s contract, which began in January runs through June 30, 2014.
Anne Danahy can be reached at 231-4648. Follow her on Twitter @AnneDanahy