Rep. Conklin offering hearing on Penn State reforms in W. Pa.

State Rep. Scott Conklin will take his mission to reform Penn State’s board of trustees to western Pennsylvania next month.

Conklin, D-Rush Township, will hold a public hearing to discuss the three bills he’s put forth in the state House that include reducing the size of the board of trustees, and subjecting Penn State and state-related universities to open-records laws.

The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Ostermayer Room in the student community center of Penn State’s Greater Allegheny campus in McKeesport.

Conklin held a hearing in July in State College. That was attended by scores of people who offered their ideas for reforming the board.

Conklin, at the hearing, said the window to move his bills forward was closing.

Trustee chairman Keith Masser and members Anthony Lubrano, Ted Brown and Paul Silvis attended the hearing in State College.