Many on the PSU board of trustees who committed to reform have an interesting spin on the concept now. They want to remove the vote from the very trustees who ran, and won seats, on a platform of reform.
Don’t think that’s what most had in mind when board reform was priority No. 1. I know Rick Dandrea, fraternity brother, good guy, smart guy. But he’s on the wrong side on this one. Citing data from other “peer” universities doesn’t influence me one bit — have these peers been through what we’ve been through? And even so, who cares?
We Are Penn State. Think about the origin of that phrase, Rick — we weren’t following the lead of “peer” universities when we forged our identity with that. Less than 5 percent of the alumni voted? That’s a reason to diminish their voice? Lets say 3 percent voted, with 600,000 alumni, that’s 18,000 votes.
How many Pennsylvania taxpayers voted the other trustees in? Stop the gamesmanship. Allow real reform to happen.