PSU trustees approve changes; incumbents rejected

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s Board of Trustees have approved governance reforms on the same day that two incumbent trustees learned they were voted out by alumni in a contentious election.

Paul Suhey and board vice chair Stephanie Deviney lost their seats Friday after facing vocal opposition from critics angered by the board’s actions in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.  Three alumni seats were open on the board.

The third seat belonged to Steve Garban, who resigned last summer. Winning election were Barbara Doran, William Oldsey and Ted Brown. Each was endorsed by an alumni group that has been critical of university leadership.  The changes approved by the board included removing the state’s governor and the university president as voting trustees.

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