New leadership on tap for Penn State trustees

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 17, 2013 8:14 AM
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(State College) -- Penn State's Board of Trustees is slated to get new leadership at a critical juncture as the school deals with lingering fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Members of the university's governing body are holding a retreat on campus today to discuss potential reforms, before starting two days of regularly-scheduled meetings this afternoon.

Keith Masser, who owns a potato farming company in Schuylkill County, is expected to take over as the board chairman in a vote tomorrow.

Current chair Karen Peetz announced last month she was stepping down from her leadership post. Masser was vice chair.

Besides looking at governance reforms, the trustees are also weighing potential settlements with Sandusky's accusers.

Sandusky is a retired defensive coordinator who was convicted last summer on child molestation charges.

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