Conklin: Public encouraged to attend hearing on PSU Board of Trustees reform bills

State College - Centre Daily TimesJuly 15, 2013 

Conklin: Public encouraged to attend hearing on PSU Board of Trustees reform bills


STATE COLLEGE, July 15 – Centre County state Rep. Scott Conklin said he will hold a public hearing to discuss his multi-bill reform package designed to increase accountability and transparency among the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees.


Conklin will be joined by board members Ted Brown, Anthony Lubrano, Keith Masser, Keith Eckel and Paul Silvis.


The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the State College Municipal Building located at 243 S. Allen St.


"We are talking about the operation of one of the largest universities in the nation. That is why I am bringing stakeholders together under one roof to address questions and concerns regarding what reforms could be instituted in the best interest of Penn State."


Conklin added proposed reforms that are expected to be discussed include making the state's Right-To-Know Law applicable to Penn State, further reducing the size of the board and prohibiting the president of the university from serving as a voting member of the board.


"Some of the board's bylaws have not been changed since 1855. To say it's time to look into updating the bylaws is an understatement," he said.



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