Meeting with Anthony Lubrano
April 1, 2013
With Dr. Terence Glaser and Wendy Silverwood
Principally discussed the election of BOT with a key goal of electing alumni representatives who will not be afraid to stand up and do the right thing, and who will fight for open recognition of the mistakes that were made in November 2011. Voting out two incumbents will send a clear message on the power of the alumni and our ability to push change. We are not going away and we are not moving on. Anthony expressed the need to have alumni trustees who will actively work together as he and McCombie do, and who have the time and energy and know how to get things done. We wish the board members from 2011 fully understood the damage they have done and the damage that they continue to do by creating such a divide in the Penn State community. If they did understand, they would have stepped down already.
About Board Reform, we discussed the need to go beyond the recommendations being presented to the BOTs for the May meeting. Some of the more serious changes yet to be addressed involve the selection of Business and Industry trustees and their power bloc on the executive committee. Also the agriculture trustees election process needs to be more transparent. It is inappropriate for the Governor to be on the board and be a voting member and have influence over nine votes on the board. Most boards do not have 33 members with that volume inhibiting engagement. Term limits can help prevent the sense of entitlement that develops when members have been on for years resulting in a desire to keep the status quo. Egos get in the way of progress.
We also discussed the lack of indignation by the public and the lack of appetite of the press and media to look into The Second Mile, CYS, DPW, Police, DA, High School, and their role in not stopping a pedophile. All of these agencies and entities dropped the ball and made serious mistakes in judgment and follow through. It is hoped that Kathleen Kane will continue her investigation of Corbett. We questioned that no further arrests have been made yet of some of the key players. .
We fear the long term effect of the Sandusky scandal. As someone said on the ps4rs website, when you think of Kent State you automatically remember the guard shooting students. We fear the same long term effect on Penn State.
We talked about so many things that I canít remember them all. The overall impression is that we share much in common and have the same desire to make things happen to overcome the mistakes of the past.
I came away from the meeting with confirmation that our choice of Anthony Lubrano for the BOT was spot on. We desperately need more like him!
To top the day off, Anthony called me this evening to thank my husband and me for meeting with him. If I thought I was impressed before, I am more so now. It is I who want to thank Anthony for taking the time to meet with me!
Peggy Glaser, Ph.D.