Spanier, Paterno Are Both Out
The Penn State Board of Trustees met tonight and has just made a momentous announcement:
“The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees and Graham Spanier have decided that, effective immediately, Dr. Spanier is no longer president of the University.
“Additionally, the board determined that it is in the best interest of the University for Joe Paterno to no longer serve as head football coach, effective immediately.
“The board has named Dr. Rodney A. Erickson, executive vice president and provost, as the interim president of the University. Tom Bradley, assistant coach, has been named interim head football coach.”
Trustees chair Steve Garban ’59 and vice-chair John Surma ’76 fielded questions at a packed news conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center tonight. The above statement is already on live.psu.edu, where we hope more details will be available later.
Tina Hay, editor
Entry filed under: Campus events, Campus issues, Controversy, Graham Spanier, Joe Paterno, Penn State football, Penn State in the news, Sandusky scandal. Tags: John Surma, Penn State Board of Trustees, Rodney Erickson.