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Penn State Board Looks at Including Governor and President


Penn State trustees are weighing whether to make the university president and the governor nonvoting members of the school's governing board.

A trustees committee recommended the change Thursday, though the full board needs to vote on the matter. That may not happen for at least another couple of months, as the board studies other potential governance reforms.

Making the president and governor nonvoting members were two recommendations made by former Auditor General Jack Wagner in a report last year looking at university governance. The board's makeup has been scrutinized in the fallout of the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The full board finishes two days of meetings Friday afternoon, when trustees are expected to name potato farming executive Keith Masser as their new chairman.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.