Saying good bye to Ira Lubert, and a ponderance.

Long-time PSU Trustee Ira Lubert resigned on December 7th, 2020 - the same day as Pearl Harbor Day, appropriately enough given Ira Lubert's track record as the implementer of His "Sneak Attack" Sandusky Claimant settlements. Ira Lubert, long-time PSU Trustee In actuality, Lubert didn't really "resign", he was "termed out". Penn State Trustees have a … Continue reading Saying good bye to Ira Lubert, and a ponderance.

NIL is coming, is Penn State Ready?

The Changing Landscape of NCAA Control: Names Image and Likeness The Nittany Lions celebrate after Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36sdkfsldfkj-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Mark Selders Photo courtesy: @GoPSUsports.com 30 August … Continue reading NIL is coming, is Penn State Ready?

Ira Lubert’s Black Box: The Sandusky Claimant Settlements

As Ira Lubert leaves the Penn State Board (because, after 15 years on the Board, he exceeded the Board's 12 year term limit) lets look back at Lubert's tenure as a Penn State Trustee. Among all of Lubert's notable and notorious actions, perhaps none were as meaningful, and will have longer-lasting impacts, than his bewildering … Continue reading Ira Lubert’s Black Box: The Sandusky Claimant Settlements

PSU Athletics: On-Field Success under Sandy Barbour

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Penn State President Eric Barron leads applause as he invites Sandy Barbour to join him at the table. Barbour was named athletic director for Penn State, and took over the position on August 18, 2014.Photo Credit: Annemarie Mountz Sandy Barbour has now been at the helm of Penn State Athletics for seven academic years. Her … Continue reading PSU Athletics: On-Field Success under Sandy Barbour

Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections, Part 2: Town Hall Play by Play, April 2021

What follows is a "Play by Play" Recap of the PSU Alumni -Elected Trustees Candidates Town Hall. Think of it as the opportunity to watch a football game - but edited down to eliminate the commercials and time outs. The Town Hall was held on April 8th, 2021, featuring the six candidates on the ballot for … Continue reading Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections, Part 2: Town Hall Play by Play, April 2021

Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections: Town Hall Discussion, April 2021

A "Town Hall" panel was held on April 8th, 2021, featuring the six candidates on the ballot for Penn State University Board of Trustee Alumni Elections. The Town Hall, held via ZOOM session, was put together by PS4RS - and is available at the link below. Link to the video of the Town Hall:https://www.facebook.com/PS4RS/videos/451371632620785 The … Continue reading Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections: Town Hall Discussion, April 2021

Penn State Athletics: Bewildering Rationales – and even more Bewildering Costs – of Football Building Renovations

Among the items on the agenda for the Penn State Board of Trustees meetings of 2/18/21 was the approval of expenditures for renovations to the Lasch Building. The Lasch Building is Penn State Athletics' football building - housing locker rooms, offices, training facilities, etc.The Board of Trustees approved another round of funding - for $50 … Continue reading Penn State Athletics: Bewildering Rationales – and even more Bewildering Costs – of Football Building Renovations

Platform for Responsible Governance at Penn State

There are many issues and challenges facing Penn State - and higher education throughout the Country.These are the greatest challenges facing Penn State today - and our Board of Trustees needs to act now - and needs to act decisively - to turn Penn State onto a path for future excellence. 1. Cost of Tuition.  … Continue reading Platform for Responsible Governance at Penn State

The Penn State Endowment…. Who’s Getting Rich?

Over the last few years, the fees paid out to Penn State's Investment Advisers have increased from approximately $11 Million per year, to nearly $75 Million per year. These fees are approved by the PSU Board of Trustees every year.... without comment, question, or opposition. That INCREASE of $64 Million per year would fund over … Continue reading The Penn State Endowment…. Who’s Getting Rich?

The Curious Case of Sandy Barbour: Penn State Athletics’ Response to Impending Revenue Shortfall

With the impact of COVID-19 on Intercollegiate Athletics, the Penn State Board of Trustees approved adjustments to the Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics' operating budget. These projections, known as pro-formas, are compiled for very important reasons. Any business, including Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics (PSU ICA), relies on forecasts of Revenues and Expenses in order to appropriately … Continue reading The Curious Case of Sandy Barbour: Penn State Athletics’ Response to Impending Revenue Shortfall