Today Penn State learned that a verdict was reached in the case of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Gerald Sandusky. Mr. Sandusky was found guilty of 45 of the 48 charges filed against him.
The legal process has spoken and we have tremendous respect for the men who came forward to tell their stories publicly. No verdict can undo the pain and suffering caused by Mr. Sandusky, but we do hope this judgment helps the victims and their families along their path to healing.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State President Rodney Erickson has extended invitations to five additional representatives of several University constituencies -- alumni, faculty, staff and students -- to participate in the University's Board of Trustees committees and meetings.
This invitation, effective with the trustees' July 2012 meeting, expands a Board of Trustees standing order in place since the mid-1970s, in which three faculty members and three student representatives are invited by the president of the University to attend and participate in committees and meetings.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Through a partnership with the nonprofit Clery Center for Security on Campus (CCSOC), Penn State safety and security personnel, as well as others, will participate in state-of-the-art Clery Act compliance training on June 20 and 21 on the University Park campus. Enacted in 1990, the Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities in the United States to maintain precise records and openly report criminal activity on campus. Each year, the Clery Center trains hundreds of school officials and administrators to comply with the letter of the law and embrace the spirit of safety it is intended to support.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State President Rodney Erickson has formed the search committee to fill the newly created position of director of University Compliance. Tom Poole, vice president for administration, will chair the committee, and Brill Neumann Executive Search Consulting will assist in the national search.
The position is a new one for Penn State, and will carry the responsibility to coordinate and oversee the vast array of compliance issues throughout the University.
The University has responded to several subpoenas and gathered documents from many sources across the institution. As soon as any relevant documents were discovered, the University immediately provided them to the office of the Attorney General and the Freeh Group. Out of respect for the ongoing legal process, the University cannot discuss specific information as it pertains to these issues.