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Penn State board to consider naming new president

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 14, 2014 3:28 PM
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Update: 5:37 p.m.

(State College) -- Penn State trustees will meet early next week to consider hiring a president to replace the administrator who has led the school since shortly after ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges. 

The university says the trustees would meet in State College on Monday. The announcement did not say who was being considered to replace Rodney Erickson.

Erickson was named to the top job in November 2011, after Sandusky was arrested, two administrators were accused of a criminal cover-up, and then-president Graham Spanier was forced out after voicing strong support for his aides. Spanier was later charged in the alleged cover-up.

Erickson plans to retire by June.

Sandusky is in prison on child sexual abuse convictions. The three ex-administrators haven't yet been tried. All deny wrongdoing.

 

Update: 4:44 p.m.

(State College) -- Penn State may have a new university president in the coming days to replace the man who's led the school since shortly after Jerry Sandusky's arrest. 

The university says a ``special meeting'' next week it had announced earlier in the day will be ``to consider the appointment of a president.''

The public meeting takes place at noon Monday in the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel.

The school says there will be a press conference afterward.

The announcement didn't disclose the name of the potential president.

President Rodney Erickson plans to retire by June.

Update:  3:30 p.m.

(State College) --Penn State says its board of trustees is meeting next week in State College.

The university announced the ``special meeting'' today, saying it will be held at noon Monday in the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel.

The school says there will be a press conference afterward.

The announcement doesn't disclose the meeting's topic.

The announcement comes more than three months after a similar meeting was called off hours after it was made.

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