Penn State Board Meeting: September 2018 Buying a Dormitory – What did We Learn?

At the September Finance Committee meeting, the Penn State Trustees unanimously approved the spending of $21,000,000 to buy a Dormitory Building at the Harrisburg Campus. This purchase was of a privately-built, privately-owned building, currently used as rental housing - that…

Preview of the Penn State BOT Meeting, September 2018: Executive Committee

This week, among the many topics for discussion, the Penn State Board will announce the appointments to the two open seats on the Board's exclusive, 13 member "Executive Committee"...... One of the leading governance dysfunctions of Penn State's Board of…

Penn State Board of Trustees Meeting, July 2018: How do you increase tuition by over 6%, and claim a “Tuition Freeze”

  Penn State Board of Trustees Meeting: July 2018 In this BLOG, we will focus on the Annual PSU Budget, and the impact on Tuition and Academics. Other items of interest from the July meeting (including the re-election of Mark…

Alumni Trustee’s Freeh File Report: June 29, 2018

Scene inside Room 105 of the Penn Stater:  2pm June 29, 2018. Inner Circle, clockwise from far left:  Ted Brown, Jay Paterno, Alice Pope, Barbara Doran, Bob Jubelirer, Ryan McCombie (picture cut off), Bill Oldsey (out of frame), Bob Capretto…

Cynthia Baldwin – Penn State’s Invisible General Counsel.

Who is Cynthia Baldwin? Why hasn't she been disbarred? What does the Freeh Report disclose about her role? On January 22, 2010, Cynthia Baldwin - a former Chairman of the Board of the Penn State Board of Trustees, and a…

Penn State Board Meeting Review – Part 1: May 3rd and 4th 2018

    May 3, 2018: Mark Dambly gives himself control over Penn State's $5,000,000,000+ in Capital Spending funds...... and no one opposes him.   The most talked about events of the May 2018 Penn State Board meetings would likely be:…

Penn State Board Meetings Review – Part 2: May 3rd and 4th 2018

The most talked about events of the May 2018 Penn State Board meetings would likely be: A) The announcement of the Alumni Trustee Election results and B) The announcement of a $800,000 bonus and a three-year contract extension for President…