Governor Corbett Comments on Recommendation to Penn State Board

Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement regarding the proposed governance changes on the Penn State University’s Board of Trustees.

The governor’s statement read as follows:

“Dear Fellow Board Members,

“As we take this time to examine and update the governing body of this great institution, I believe that it is time to make the governor’s role at Penn State a non-voting ex-officio member.

“Penn State University has been, and will always be, one of our commonwealth’s premier learning institutions. The governor’s role on Penn State’s Board of Trustees, while an honor, should be just that – honorary.

“I support the other recommendations of the Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning and I look forward to the committee’s other work to strengthen Penn State University for its students now and in the years to come.’’

On Thursday, the Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning voted on a number of recommendations, which were presented to the Board of Trustees today in Hershey. The Board of Trustees will vote on the committee’s recommendations at the May meeting.

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