Some trustees to attend Conklin's hearing Wednesday on Penn State reform bills

From CDT staff reportsJuly 16, 2013 

State Rep. Scott Conklin will take comments from the public Wednesday about his bill aimed at reforming Penn State’s board of trustees.

The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St.

Conklin, a Democrat from Rush Township, will be joined by the board Chairman Keith Masser, Vice Chairman Paul Silvis and trustees Ted Brown, Keith Eckel and Anthony Lubrano.

Conklin said he plans to discuss making Penn State applicable to the state’s Right-to-Know Law and reducing the size of the board of trustees to 22 members.

Penn State’s board approved changes in May that took effect when the trustees convened last week for a meeting. For instance, the president does not have voting power.

Conklin said his proposed legislation, House bills 299, 310, 311 and 312, was designed to increase transparency and accountability among trustees.

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