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Penn State names 1st director of ethics and compliance

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 8, 2013 5:03 AM
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(State College) -- Penn State has hired a corporate compliance officer to become the university's first director of ethics and compliance. 

The school on Thursday named Regis Becker to oversee all compliance issues and develop Penn State's first comprehensive program for institutional ethics.

Becker is currently chief compliance officer for Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries.

He's also worked as an FBI special agent and as a detective for the Allegheny County district attorney's white-collar crime unit.

Penn State in January also hired Julie Del Giorno to be the school's first athletics integrity officer.

The hirings come as part of changes at the university in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Three former school administrators are awaiting trial on obstruction, conspiracy and other charges.

The administrators have maintained their innocence.

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