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Corbett supports PSU board proposal to take away his vote

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Mar 19, 2013 4:43 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- As Penn State's Board of Trustees looks at potentially reforming its own governance, Governor Corbett is throwing his support behind two proposed changes.

The governor says he supports a plan to take away his voting ability on the panel.

Corbett tells witf's Radio Pennsylvania he thinks the university's president should have his vote taken away as well.

"I think that's fine," the governor says. "I don't know why the president, who truly is an employee of the university, has a vote on the Board of Trustees."

Corbett says while he sits on the boards of Pitt and Temple universities by virtue of his elected office, he has no vote on either of those panels.

The 32-member Penn State Board has been reviewing its governance, while under scrutiny for its handling of reaction to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

The group is expected to look at recommendations from its internal review in May.

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