TribLIVE

| State


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

NCAA integrity monitor George Mitchell says Penn State shows 'good faith' in reform progress

Daily Photo Galleries

By Centre Daily Times
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State received its latest glowing report card from a watchdog that the NCAA appointed to monitor the university's adherence to an athletics integrity agreement, which was agreed to after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Former Sen. George Mitchell delivered on Friday his third quarterly report to Penn State, saying the university's officials “continued to press forward in good faith” from March to May by implementing such reforms as reducing the size of the board of trustees and making available online mandated-reporter training. Mitchell said Penn State administrators and staff have given his team nothing but “full cooperation.”

Penn State must pay for the work done by Mitchell's team and, as of Feb. 28, the bill exceeded $1.4 million.

The latest report from Mitchell follows two other positive reports, the first in November and the second in February.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson said Mitchell's report “validates the significant reforms” university officials have worked to put in place. It also shows the university's “steadfast and ongoing commitment” to integrity and ethics, he said.

Among the most sizable reforms Mitchell noted was the downsizing of the board of trustees from 32 to 30 members by taking away the president's and governor's voting powers. Mitchell also pointed out the revamped trustees' conflict-of-interest policy that expands the definition of what could trigger a potential conflict.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Police swarm Pennsylvania mountains in search for trooper’s killer
  2. Gas industry remedies ‘brain drain’ in Western Pennsylvania
  3. Armed officers comb woods for state trooper ambush suspect
  4. Judge lifts order blocking racy state emails
  5. Pa. transportation system ranks 41st in nation, study shows
  6. Pennsylvania teachers sue union over nonmember fee donations
  7. Rules for Pennsylvania district judges reworked
  8. Suburban Philadelphia high school coach resigns over role in gay beating
  9. Search for trooper ambush suspect centers on dense woods
  10. Special deputy told Gov. Corbett of ‘inappropriate’ emails, campaign manager says
  11. Wal-Mart toys mirror her designs, Stroudsburg store owner says
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.