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The President, a Senior Vice President, and General Counsel did not perform their duty to make timely, thorough and forthright reports of these 1998 and 2001allegations to the Board. This was a failure of governance for which the Board must also bear responsibility.
We also found that:
• The Board did not have regular reporting procedures or committee structuresto ensure disclosure of major risks to the University;
• Some Trustees felt their meetings were a “rubber stamp” process for Mr.
• The Board did not independently ask for more information or assess the underreporting by Spanier about the Sandusky investigation after May 2011 and thereby failed to oversee properly his executive management of the worst crisis in Penn State’s history;
• The Board was over-confident in Spanier’s abilities to handle crises and wasunprepared to deal with:
o the filing of criminal charges against senior University leaders and a prominent former football coach in November, 2011; and,
o the firing of Coach Paterno.
From 1998–2011, Penn State’s “Tone at the Top” for transparency, compliance, police reporting and child protection was completely wrong, as shown by the inaction and concealment on the part of its most senior leaders, and followed by those at the
bottom of the University’s pyramid of power. This is best reflected by the janitors’ decision not to report Sandusky’s horrific 2000 sexual assault of a young boy in the
Lasch Building shower. The janitors were afraid of being fired for reporting a powerful football coach.
Freeh's statement except. Guy is pissed. He should be.