Penn State elects new trustees after Jerry Sandusky scandal aftermath

Penn State alumni elected three new members to the university board of trustees, including a well-known former football player who recovered from a spinal cord injury and a businessman who has criticized the board’s actions after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest in a child sex-abuse scandal, the Associated Press reports. Alumni elected lawyer Adam Taliaferro, who played for the late coach Joe Paterno; prominent donor and outspoken board critic Anthony Lubrano; and retired U.S. Navy captain Ryan McCombie. Election results were announced Friday following more than three weeks of online voting that drew a record turnout of at least 37,000. The new trustees begin their three-year terms July 1. All three newcomers have expressed varying degrees of criticism of the board, but no one more so than Lubrano, who has been especially critical of the board’s ouster of Paterno days after Sandusky was charged in November. Alumni sent a message that they were dissatisfied with the board’s decisions, Lubrano said following the trustees meeting during which election results were announced…

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