11 - 06 - 2013 Prospected PSU Presidential candidate involved in padding salary
[CDT] - Penn Stateâs choice for its next president was taken out of contention after the search process revealed he was allegedly padding his pay at his State University of New York job without authorization, according to a news report. The candidate, David Smith, the president of SUNYâs Upstate Medical University, was placed on paid leave yesterday, according to The Times-Union, of Albany, NY, & published in the Centre Daily Times. According to the report, the head-hunter firm that Penn State hired to help find the successor to President Rodney Erickson found that Smith allegedly arranged for extra pay through outside companies linked to the university. The report attributes the information to anonymous sources.