Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, released proposed reforms to the Penn State Board of Trustees today prompted by recommendations issued by Auditor General Jack Wagner at a State College news conference.
The reforms consist of a multi-bill package designed to increase accountability and transparency among Penn State's Board of Trustees, according to a press release issued by Conklin.
"These are comprehensive and overarching reforms that we have been diligently working on," Conklin said in the release.
The reforms include an array of changes to the Penn State Board of Trustees, including changes in voting rights, membership, elections, ethics and size, according to the release.
Among the reforms, Conklin also proposed to make the state's Right-To-Know Law applicable to Penn State, according to the release.
"This is a public university and the public deserves full disclosure on how their tax dollars are being spent," he said in the release.
Conklin said that the current system at Penn State needs to be updated, adding that some of the university bylaws have not been changed since 1855, according to the release.
"At the end of the day, it's about providing the students with the best education at one of the country's finest institutions but you have to have solid fundamentals and that starts from the top down," he said in the release.
Read Wednesday's edition of the Daily Collegian for more details.