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Corbett nominates Benson, Rucci to Penn State board

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 21, 2014 11:52 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is turning to a National Hockey League executive and a former director of the Pennsylvania Lottery to be the next two members of the Penn State Board of Trustees.

The governor has nominated Buffalo Sabres chief development officer Cliff Benson - who's also a former member of the board of Jerry Sandusky's charity for children - and the lottery's former executive director, Todd Rucci.

The nominations are subject to the approval of a majority of the Pennsylvania Senate.

Benson and Rucci would take the board seats currently held by Ira Lubert and Alvin Clemens.

The governor's office says Benson was ``instrumental in facilitating'' an $88 million donation by Sabres owner Terry Pegula that funded the university's hockey program three years ago.

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