Auditor General: Make Penn State More Accountable

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner called for the removal Thursday of the Penn State University president as a voting member of the board of trustees. He also asked that the school be subjected to right-to-know laws.

The recommendations are designed to make the university more open and accountable to taxpayers in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, The Inquirer reports. Under the right-to-know laws, information such as salaries and contracts would be made available to the public and Penn State would disclose the source of the $60 million it must pay to satisfy the recent NCAA sanctions.

Wagner’s office is preparing a more thorough report to be released in about two months on Penn State’s governance.

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