Former Penn State official Sherburne finalist for Lock Haven athletic director job

A former Penn State assistant athletic director is in the running for the top athletic director position at Lock Haven University.

Mark Sherburne is one of three candidates for the job who will visit the campus in Clinton County this week and next, according to a Lock Haven University news release. Sherburne’s visit is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 10.

Sherburne briefly was Penn State’s athletic director in November 2011 when longtime director Tim Curley was put on administrative leave after being indicted on charges he lied to the grand jury investigating abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky. Sherburne was in charge until then-university trustee David Joyner was appointed as the interim athletic director later that month.

Sherburne’s tenure came to an end in April 2012, when he was let go for reportedly not handing over in a timely manner documents that were subpoenaed by the state Attorney General’s Office for its investigation into Curley.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, there was no indication Sherburne intended to conceal the documents, but he had been warned previously for trying to get rid of documents he thought did not pertain to the case. Staffers reportedly had been told numerous times to turn over any documents that pertained to people involved in the case.

Sherburne graduated from Penn State in 1991 and worked for the university for 20 years.