The Penn State Board of Trustees will have a retreat this weekend that will include two public session, to ensure the university is having the right dialogue about moving forward, according to student trustee Peter Khoury.
Khoury said the retreat, slated for August 25 to 26 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, is "another way for us to make sure we are continuing to stay on top of things."
Talk of hosting the retreat began the last time the board convened in person, Khoury said, but this is not the first time a retreat has been held for members of the board.
The last time the trustees sat in the same room was on July 25. The meeting revolved around Penn State President Rodney Erickson's decision to sign the consent decree presented to him by the National Collegiate Athletic Association that would ultimately take away athlete scholarships, ban the football team from postseason bowl games, ensue a hefty fine and vacate over a hundred wins.
No vote was taken, but the trustees said in a statement following the meeting that the university would "move forward together."
More recently, trustees met over a conference call on Aug. 12 due to some concerns from the trustees that they no longer supported the president's decision.
But, once each trustee had the chance to speak, almost all backed Erickson's decision and agreed to move on. Due to a charter and bylaw misinterpretation, no vote was taken at the teleconference.
Khoury said he is unsure if the trustees will discuss the current issues with the NCAA again at the retreat.
The sessions that are open to the public will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Penn Stater.