Paterno family backs some PSU trustee candidates

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 9, 2013 3:27 AM
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(State College) -- A member of Penn State's board of trustees says he is disappointed by what he calls "continued personal attacks" by the family of former coach Joe Paterno, which is backing other candidates in an upcoming board election. 

Board member and former football player Paul Suhey says students and employees deserve "a board committed to making sound and forward-thinking business and strategic decisions."

The Paterno family is backing candidates endorsed by an alumni group critical of how university leaders handled the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse sex scandal.

A letter from Paterno's son David Paterno posted on the website of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship also distanced the family from Suhey, who was on the board in November 2011 when trustees fired Paterno.

As a note of disclosure, witf President and CEO Kathleen Pavelko is a candidate for a seat on the Penn State Board of Trustees.

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