Penn State’s East Halls renovation project has me asking some questions.

As the leaves turn here in Happy Valley, my thoughts have been lingering on the dormitory renovations scheduled for the East Halls housing community. East Halls is an on-campus building complex that sits in the northeast section of University Park…

Video of Penn State BOT meeting September 16, 2022

Click here to view the video of the Penn State Board of Trustees public meeting Friday, September 16, 2022. Discussion of agenda voting items starts at 22:00. Note: the Office of the Board of Trustees has incorrectly labeled this video…

My public comments from the Penn State Board of Trustees Meeting, September 16th 2022

Tldr; Yea: 32, Nay: 1 (Fenchak) The Penn State Board of Trustees met Friday, September 16th 2022 at the Penn Stater to vote on six agenda items. As a service to alumni and the public who were unable to access…

Penn State Board of Trustees Meeting July 21-22, 2022

Note: As a member of the Penn State Board of Trustees, I will from time to time be made aware of certain confidential information.  I will also engage with Trustees and administrators in private, off-the-record conversations, with the expectation of…

A Real Plan to Reduce Penn State’s Sky-High Tuition

If anyone tells you tuition cannot be reduced, don’t believe them. Penn State has, by far, the highest in-state tuition of any of her Big10 conference peers.  We are well aware of the administration and Board’s inability to rein in…

Governance Failure in Action: The James Franklin Contract Process

Was this contract actually approved? Penn State football head coach James Franklin’s new contract has been the source of much discussion since it was announced on November 23rd. Many have already written about and discussed that topic, and Mike Poorman…