While Tuesday unfolded as one of the most tumultuous and surreal days ever witnessed on a college campus, the Penn State President Graham Spanier and the Board of Trustees remained noticeably silent. The Board, however, held a conference call Tuesday night to further discuss the administrative actions to be taken stemming from the Sandusky scandal. The Board issued a statement, claiming they were “outraged” and would take “swift, decisive action.”
The Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University is outraged by the horrifying details contained in the Grand Jury Report. As parents, alumni and members of the Penn State Community, our hearts go out to all of those impacted by these terrible events, especially the tragedies involving children and their families. We cannot begin to express the combination of sorrow and anger that we feel about the allegations surrounding Jerry Sandusky. We hear those of you who feel betrayed and we want to assure all of you that the Board will take swift, decisive action.
The BOT also indicated that they will appoint a Special Committee on Friday to fully investigate, without restriction, all aspects of the scandal and determine who is responsible. The report of that investigation will be given at a future public session of the BOT.