The university’s childcare center appears to be nameless.
The Gary Schultz Child Care Center at Hort Woods sign was vandalized Wednesday night, forcing workers from the Office of Physical Plant to remove it completely from the building, OPP spokesman Paul Ruskin said.
Now, only two plywood boards have replaced the spot where the blue sign used to be by the front entrance, but there has been no discussion to rename the building.
Ruskin said OPP consulted with interim Penn State President Rodney Erickson before deciding to remove the sign from the $3.8 million dollar building that was opened in July. The center was named in honor of Gary Schultz for his “family values.”
Schultz, retired vice president for finance and business, has been charged with perjury and failure to report in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case. He was released on $75,000 bail Monday, along with Athletic Director Tim Curley. Schultz officially resigned from his position Sunday evening and returned to retirement. He had been serving as the interim vice president for finance and business after his successor Al Horvath took a job at the Smithsonian Institute.
Ruskin said the incident will be handled as any other vandalism incident would be.
On Thursday’s University Police Daily Activity and Fire Log, there were two incidents of criminal mischief at the Schultz Child Care Center.
An employee reported there was damage to the building at 11:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to the log.
Another employee reported there was damage to the building at 2:26 a.m. Thursday, according to the log
Assistant Chief of University Police Bill Moerschbacher said he was aware of the damaged sign, but does not know the value of damages.
Collegian Staff writer Megan Rogers contributed to this report.