Senate panel OKs bill to shrink Penn State
June 11, 2014
HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation to shrink the
size of Penn State's board of trustees from 30 to 23 members has passed its
The Senate State Government Committee
approved the bill unanimously Tuesday.
It is sponsored by Sen. John Yudichak, a
Luzerne County Democrat and Penn State graduate. He says it'll create a more
effective and more engaged board.
Yudichak's bill would allow eight
alumni-elected members, five appointees of the governor, five elected by the
agriculture industry and five from the business and industry community,
selected by a trustee committee.
His bill would remove the governor, the
university president and the secretary of the state Department of Conservation
and Natural Resources. The Pennsylvania secretary of education and secretary of
agriculture would serve as non-voting members of the board.