Recently, Anthony Lubrano was quoted as saying, “I would argue the majority of students haven’t reached any conclusions (about the Sandusky-related issues) because I don’t know that they’re in any position to reach a conclusion. … I don’t want to come across as minimizing how they feel. … But I think 600,000 alumni have experienced Penn State and have a life basis to take a position that’s far more encompassing than just being on campus.” As an alumnus of this great university, it troubles me that we are represented by a faction of trustees who follow in Lubrano’s footsteps. Lubrano, along with his support group PS4RS, has begun to brazenly show they stand for attempting to divide while pretending to stand for unity and betterment of the university.
A university is nothing without its students. The students are the future of this university and they deserve a board of trustees interested in providing the leadership necessary to select the next university president; the leadership necessary to move this university into the future; the leadership from people with a “life basis.” These students are the beginning of the next 600,000 alumni and we need to lead by example. We need to lead them into the future; not alienate them by discounting their input and opinion.
If we don’t begin to come together we risk a grim alternative: three more trustees who share Lubrano’s utter lack of concern and respect for the students of Penn State.