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Penn State Board Of Trustees Member Steve Garban Steps Down, According To Report

Penn State Board of Trustees member Steve Garban has resigned his position, according to a report in the Centre Daily Times. Garban was the Chairman of the Board who was first informed by high-ranking school officials about the Sandusky investigation last fall. After learning of the grand jury investigation, however, he did not inform the rest of the board about the scandal, instead choosing to make Vice Chairman John Surma and member Jim Broadhurst aware of it.

Now, amid widespread criticism after the release of the Freeh Report, Garban has reportedly resigned his lofty post. Via Anne Danahy of the Centre Daily Times:

Penn State trustee Steve Garban, who was chairman of the board when the Jerry Sandusky scandal unfolded, has stepped down, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The embattled former chairman was the target of criticism and calls to resign for his handling of the situation.

As Danahy notes, Garban had opted not to run for his Chairman position again in January.

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