PSU faculty suggest changes to trustees

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Penn State's board of trustees should add academic representatives to the school's governing body, a faculty group said Monday in the latest recommendations for governance reforms following the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

The report from a Penn State faculty senate committee is thought to be the first recommendations from a group affiliated with the university.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who was hired by the school to investigate its handling of sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach and then-Auditor General Jack Wagner are among the others who have weighed in with suggestions for the school.

The lack of academic representation on a school governing board has been a question raised at institutions across the country, according to the faculty members.

Mr. Freeh's report accused three high-ranking university officials, including former president Graham Spanier, of helping to cover up complaints about Sandusky. Those former administrators, who have maintained their innocence, also face criminal charges.

University spokesman Dave La Torre said the board would carefully review the recommendations and the report would be an important component in the efforts to study governance.

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