11 - 01 - 2013 PSU defends tight-lipped process of hiring new president
[CDT] - Yesterday, Penn State board of trustees Chairman Keith Masser defended the confidential and air-tight-controlled search process used in selecting the universityâs next president. This, a day after a colleague criticized it as too cutoff from the public. A legal expert also said yesterday that Penn State was not in line with the Sunshine Law when it vaguely advertised a public meeting for a personnel matter. That fueled speculation that the board would approve the hiring of a new president. The meeting was ultimately postponed, but the board still met for a closed-door executive session this morning. Masser was on campus yesterday participating in confidential interviews of firms to help facilitate additional governance reforms.