Text of Paterno, Spanier and Erickson resolutions

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The text of resolutions unanimously approved Friday by the executive committee of Penn State University's trustees board:

Graham B. Spanier

Will the executive committee of the Board of Trustees adopt the following resolution:

RESOLVED: That in view of the situation and unfolding circumstances at Penn State, the Board of Trustees determined, and Dr. Graham B. Spanier concurred, that it was best for Dr. Spanier to step down as president effective Nov. 9, 2011.

Joseph V. Paterno

Will the executive committee of the Board of Trustees adopt the following resolution:

RESOLVED: That in the best interest of Penn State, the Board of Trustees determined that Joseph V. Paterno will no longer serve as head football coach effective Nov. 9, 2011.

Rodney A. Erickson

Will the executive committee of the Board of Trustees adopt the following resolution:

RESOLVED: That the Board of Trustees hereby appoints Dr. Rodney A. Erickson as president of The Pennsylvania State University effective Nov. 9, 2011.

FUTHER RESOLVED: That the Board of Trustees affirms its complete confidence and support of President Erickson who accepted the challenge to lead the university at this important time, and believes that he will provide the necessary stability and direction as we pursue our university's land grant mission of education, research and outreach.



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