Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Penn State trustee: Board to meet tonight, tomorrow

Penn State trustee Paul Silvis has confirmed the university's board of trustees will meet by phone at 8 tonight and in person at Old Main at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the swirling controversy surrounding president Graham Spanier, coach Joe Paterno, and the allegations of child sexual abuse committed by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

"The board of directors is very concerned about the chain of events that have occurred," Silvis said."

Silvis, a Centre County resident and founder of the local company Restek, said he would participate in the meetings.

"We're making sure we put processes in place so that we never have anyone in a position of trust ever violate young boys ever again. It's just shameful what happened. We need to focus not on football, not on Paterno or any of that crap. It's about putting systems, procedures, checks and balances in place so this can never happen ever again."

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