As JT noted this morning, Penn State’s Board of Trustees planned to hold a public meeting to appoint a special investigative committee to “determine what failures occurred” in the Jerry Sandusky case “and what measures are necessary to insure… that those responsible are held fully accountable.”
While the board adjourned Friday without assembling the full committee, two trustees volunteered to head the effort. Trustee Kenneth C. Frazier (pictured), Director, CEO and President of Merck & Co, Inc., is the chair and Pennsylvania State Education Secretary Ron Tomalis is the vice chair.
“We will do everything in our power to provide the university community… with the clearest understand of what we’re able to find out,” Frazier said. “My job is to get going an investigation. I can’t say what consequences will flow from that investigation.”
The board voted unanimously Wednesday night to oust coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier.