Penn State President Rodney Erickson will give a university status report to The National Press Club at 1 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Washington D.C.
Erickson will discuss what the university has learned from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case and reforms it has put in place, according to a release issued on Penn State Live.
Penn State Spokeswoman Lisa Powers wrote in an email that Erickson will also discuss some “high-level policy implications for higher education, many brought about by the events that Penn State has experienced over the past 10 months.”
She said Erickson will talk about the progress of the university as well as research, teaching, athletics and service.
“There are many in higher education, as well as in other organizations in general, who are looking to Penn State for information, guidance and action on compliance issues, human resources policies and more,” Powers wrote.
Penn State Spokeswoman Jill Shockey wrote in an email that Erickson will also talk about some of the university’s “outstanding” accomplishments this year, in academics, research, athletics and philanthropy.
For example, he will highlight the fact that Penn State was ranked among the top 50 world universities and the university’s student-athlete 88 percent graduation rate, she said.
According to The National Press Club website, the luncheon speaker series allows a speaker to give a speech and take questions from the press following their announcement.
The club has over 3,500 members and a special committee that works under the club president to select the luncheon speakers.
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