Penn State trustee quits over Sandusky scandal

From the Associated Press, via The New York Times:

The former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees resigned Thursday, becoming the first board member to do so in the wake of the Jerry Sanduskychild sexual abuse scandal.

The trustee, Steve Garban, was harshly criticized over his handling of a crisis that engulfed Penn State after Sandusky’s arrest last November, and he faced persistent calls from alumni and fellow board members to step down.

An internal investigation by the former F.B.I. director Louis Freeh found that Garban was briefed twice about developments in the Sandusky case but did not share what he knew with the entire board, depriving trustees of a chance to prepare for the worst crisis in Penn State’s 157-year history.

Freeh’s 267-page report portrayed a disengaged board that handed too much responsibility to the university president and failed to investigate deeply enough once it became aware of a grand jury investigation.

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