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Discussion in 'BWI / McAndrew Board' started by Richard the LIONhearted, Jul 21, 2017.
Any news about this?
21-12-1 abstention , Dambly new chair. Incredible.
Imagine that! Lubrano praises King Ira for his "leadership" (about a year ago) and Ira's thank you includes leading a walkout when AL speaks.
Sweet vote, last year, by the A9, huh?
So the Alumni Elected Trustees clearly appear NOT TO HAVE FAILED their obligation to vote their conscience as so many of the corrupts servile toadies have claimed on here! Voting their principles was not able to prevent the PSU BOT's gross infestation of scum and corruption, but the Vote at least demonstrates where that scum and corruption resides.....inside the politically-driven "Block" of the PSU BOT whose current members were primarily placed there by the ever-corrupt MontCo-Hershey GOP Political Junta and Crime Syndicate since 1980.
The news is that PSU now has the most immature and incompetent board of any major educational institution in the country. They would be a better fit for the board of Romper Room.
They won the war and they are bad people, so why not rub it in?
What a laughingstock this University is. And deservedly so.
Imagine that, the same "bad people" that lecture others about "bad cultures", ethics and morality - hypocritical, indecent, immoral scumbags just like all their other self-promoting fellow "con-men", liars, thieves, charlatans and whores.....
I know zero about the other BOTs but I would place PSUs BOT up against any other in the race for most incompetent and dysfunctional group afloat.
Ummm, no - "The University" is not a laughingstock, but it's hypocritical, self-promoting, self-dealing, lying, scumbag "supposed leadership", all-powerful, PA-Govt-politically-created-&-controlled "Executive Committee of the BOT" sure as hell is. By the way, the politically-based Governor is the only party on the Board that CONTROLS a VOTING BLOCK therefore it is defacto the only "Block" that can control all BOT votes - this is especially so when the MontCo-Hershey Corrupt Political Cabal used Cynthia Baldwin to rewrite how "Business & Industry Representatives" were named to the Board (i.e., they are nominated and voted on by the BOT itself don't you know!?!? IOW increasing the "Governors" politically-controlled "Voting Block" by the B&I Reps. Wouldn't you know that under their latest "changes" - which are being done outside of the prescriptions of the Founding Charter which is supposed to be illegal without PA Legislature Approval - the "Executive Committee of the BOT" made the "Past President of the PSU Alumni Association which is an employee of PSU, not a voted position, a Permanent Member of the Board!!! Guess who that was? You got it Kevin Steele, the former REPUBLICAN DA of Montgomery County and lifelong card-carrying member of the MontCo-Hershey GOP Junta & Crime Syndicate!!!).
All the trustees walked out on Lubrano? Even the A9? The walkout had to be orchestrated. That's extremely insulting and immature.
Tell them to keep walking. All of them, every single one.
What was Lubrano speaking about when the walkout occurred?
I thought it was Lubert and Dandrea.
I was wondering the same thing. I also find it really difficult to believe, given Dambly's personal history, that the Executive Committee of the BoT (as corrupt as they may be) wanted to put Dambly in such a high profile position.
But considering that his only apparent opponent for election as Chair was Capretto (whom I had never heard of but who has a profound personal financial interest in matters the BoT deals with regularly), I believe neither candidate was anything close to a good choice. Just unbelievable. Why Governor Wolf and/or the state legislature does not step in and do something is just beyond me.
Among those who walked out:
Lubert & Masser, hand-in-hand while laughing at Lubrano
"I would like to share a couple of comments. I have given this a great deal of thought in the main meeting, and now that we have new leadership, I think it's appropriate. President Barron, Chairman Dambly, fellow Trustees, more than five and a half years ago, in January 2012, the leaders of this body promised the Penn State community that it would thereafter operate with openness, transparency, and accountability. That promise remains largely unfulfilled, and as we today chose new leadership, I hope the new leadership will embark in that direction. But I believe the Board remains secretive, sometimes purposely, and unaccountable. The Board's self-appointed majority often acts in its own interests, ignoring the will of our alumni, consequently, the Board is divided and, more significantly, the alumni remain divided. And my remarks are often characterized by the majority as intemperate, possibly because sometimes, well, my remarks are intemperate. But intemperate perhaps, but always honest. Nonetheless, I have been here since this board acquiesced to guilt in 2012, and I observed the extraordinarily expensive actions it has taken to pay for its self-imposed guilt. Those costs come home to cause us some consternation with our budgeting.
I will cite just two of the many examples where board majority has acted knowingly to ignore the will of the University's vast alumni. In 2012 and by about a 10:1 ratio, Trustees still in this room and many now long gone told interviewers that Board membership was much too large to achieve good board governance, but 2014, the Trustees chosen by the alumni were more active and sought answers to matters deemed relevant in the board room. Alumni vote totals grew, those the representatives are still in the minority on this Board. The majority became less comfortable, and so notwithstanding a board already hopelessly unwieldly at 32 members, majority proposed to increase Board's size, except for its initial proposal to reduce alumni's representation on the Board. We are now a cuddly 38 persons.
Need not be truly untampered to see was imposed by adding seats it could fill without minority input. Self-interests superseded improved governance. Transparency. Interestingly, chose not to recommend reduced board size when board size was clearest problem suggested to him. Not too big a surprise, much as we have learned from interview, he never made (Inaudible) zero support in investigate gatory notes. That's for another day. The Freeh Report (Inaudible) that I came to know and love perhaps in perpetual tut. Caused to impose unwarranted and Draconian sanctions. (Inaudible) tens of millions from taxpayers and student pockets into the pockets of plaintiff's attorneys. Much remains up said about the report because of the secrecy imposed by this report. The indictment was never examined by this so-called accountable body nor by outside legal department. We are told by legal counsel don't look at the evidence. What if it's work?
-- the product of lawyerly advice. Perhaps that advice fits into our legal system, but legal or not, personal ignorance is not moral in my book. Millions were spent to keep those documents secret from alumni of this university. Millions were spent to deny Trustees the right to do their duty as they saw their duty. The majority chose to remain uninformed and used taxpayer and student funds to preclude alumni Trustees from gaining knowledge. In the end, more than $1.2 million was wasted. Ma jorl knowingly and falsely informed us we had no duty to understand the Freeh investigation. After the majority forbid the minority to discharge its duty, seven, myself included, pursued that duty in the courtroom, and not surprisingly won the case. The majority in response to a private letter from the seven chose to you be approximate lickly rebuke the minority for its effort to gain access to information. President Barron chose to belittle the minority's efforts, probably calling information requests frivolous and damaging to the university. Where is seeking knowledge and truth frivolous? Majority purposely deceived the public saying we rejected a compromise to examine the Freeh data. Untrue yet published anyway. Majority indiscriminately paid lawyers for legal matters related to and unrelated to PSU. We even paid the NCAA's obligation to Senator Corman in a suit the the (Inaudible) lost. Not to reimburse members of this board for legal fees associated with our effort to seek knowledge and truth but instead publicly chastised and belittleed our efforts.
The three-person Commonwealth court ruled otherwise and reminded President Barron our effort was indeed not frivolous. Majority purposely and deceitfully informed the public that the three interview ouis had been promised confidentiality. Untrue. Interviewers explained to each interview oui their confidentiality would not be (Inaudible).
Value did differences of opinion. Generally, though, that is how the majority characterizes our differences. Differences we have, of course. The actions I just cited reflect the actions of a majority imposing its self-interest on the minority. Deception majority of self-interest are not okay. James Madison was arguably the major contributor more than 230 years ago to the design of the constitution of this country and its voting processes. His biggest fear mitigated somewhat by the electoral college was the likely propensity of the voting majority to impose its will on the minority. He called it the tyranny of the majority. I better understand his fear. The obligations of duty and loyalty of Trustees are not determined by one of general counsel's many opinions, nor are they defined by the vote in the majority of Trustees. Trustee obligations are individual, and each must act according to his or her own conscience and sensibilities. This fact is well established and well understood in America, and by our self-selected legal subcommittee. Yet the committee and our leadership misled us and they attempted to mislead the court. Our lawyers in the legal subcommittee have allocated hundreds of millions of dollars for which they should be accountable. This board and management long ago abdicated their responsibility as lawyers. The money is gone. Sadly so, (Inaudible) reputation. Sadly, all the king's horses and lawyers cannot restore the pride of Penn State destroyed by our ignorance and pass sift. We do not play offense or defense. I raise these matters again because silence is acquiescence.s A I analyze our actions five years later, I am more troubled than ever. For five years I have precisely chosen the word dysfunction to describe this board. Causes the board confusion, incompetence, et cetera, that makes us dysfunctional, but dysfunction is prevalent on many not-for-profit boards. The imposition of deceitful self interest is the cause, and to be clear, the term deceitful is to be precise, that its uses may be inflammatory and polarizing is unfortunate but true. Hundreds of thousands of alumni who care about our past and future have been deceived and in the process disenfranchised. Remember, we will never heal without truth and reconciliation. Now Mark and Matt, I hope, I pray, that the two of you work together to help bring us together. Thank you."
Anthony Lubrano is a joke.... he has talked tough about trying to reform the BOT, but he has zero power or influence. The only control he has is whether or not he resigns.
Whatever. Who is surprised? The coronation proved that they had him by the balls.
How does that make Anthony a joke? If you were in his shoes, what would you do to gain power and influence?
I think your word choice was extremely poor.
Found the video:
Yeah, I mean - this is Animal Farm folks; get at the table with the pigs or you're off to Sugarcandy Mountain.
I can't speak for Ranger Dan, obviously, but I think he means well and merely typed quickly out of frustration.
Dambly: "I look forward to working with integrity and transparence..." yada, yada, yada.
What a joke.
I appreciate the fact that Lubrano at least got up and said spoke truth to power. His comments were no doubt uncomfortable for the Board majority to hear, which was clearly demonstrated by the fact that so many of them got up and walked out while he spoke.
We certainly had a lot of false hopes. Ah well. We assumed that Penn State, as we knew it, was real. We now know that was nothing but a fabrication.
He's outraged Bob - shocking....
Nice leadership by Barron. Trying for the "Rodney Erickson puppet president award"
bushwood, could be. However, you lead the league.
My feelings exactly.
I'll try to be as eloquent as these inglorious bastards deserve...f^€k these @ssholes.
Huh? How do a bunch of corrupt, politically-bought, self-promoting, self-interested, hypocritical, morally indecent pack of liars, charlatans, thieves and whores marketing themselves as "leaders" make Penn State or the Grand Experiment's very real accomplishments any less real??? Too funny, now the corrupt, fraudulent, self-interested actions of these scumbags in regards to the "False Narrative" throw PSU Football under the bus as a "Fall Guy Foil" Second Mile "Cover-Up" has suddenly changed the "truth" and "reality"??? Maybe in your Mad Hatter, morally-corrupt, upside-down lawyer world that controls PA Government and is responsible for creating this $hitshow at PSU both in regards to The Second Mile Cover-up and the rampant corruption on PSU's BOT.
I don't mind leading the league in outrage regarding the corrupt hypocrites which afflict both the PSU BOT and PA Government! But sad to inform you, AL isn't one of the corrupt as his speech clearly reflects and the corrupt found so threatening they childishly walked out like the corrupt little pussies they are.
He has ample reason to be outraged in this particular case.
I've said it before many times..... the concept of "Service Leadership" at PSU walked out the door with Spanier and Paterno. Agree or disagree with some initiatives, they put the interests of the whole of PSU ahead of their own, and acted accordingly. So, I don't think it was a fabrication at all, but rather a lesson that has been ignored or at least marginalized by those running the show for the last almost 6 years. When they decided to flush the best goodwill asset any school could have down the drain, we knew their primary interests were for themselves.
The A9+ can vote as a united front from here until forever, but we'll lose every time.
Barron walking out on Lubrano..... good grief. Pathetic action by the Pres.
I think we should debate the merits of the Cersei Wildfire option for a future BoT meeting.
If that transcript of Lubrano's speech is accurate... wow. The man needs someone to peer review his verbal communications. Run on sentences galore. No real theme or purpose. Just raw stream of conscience which has zero ability to change the narrative. Maybe Jay should take the speech delivery role from Lubrano
He's OUTRAGED. in every case. He earned his fifth in another thread this evening.
Wow not a good look for the President of the University to be so obvious in choosing sides. Oh wait I guess I should be used to that since we just got rid of Dickless Rodney.
Most corrupt BOT at a collegiate institution in the history of the planet... happy to entertain challengers to that throne
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.
Especially when he chooses the side of a convicted felon turned FBI informant, who is likely part of a current Federal political corruption & racketeering invrstigation!