Board of Trustees Release Monthly Report, Update on Freeh Recommendations
The Penn State Board of Trustees announced Thursday 17 more Freeh recommendations have been implemented as university officials continue their efforts to have all of them in place by the end of the calendar year.
According to Penn State's 'progress' website, each month, the board will provide an update on the status of the Freeh recommendations, something they also do at each regularly-scheduled board meeting.
Of the 119 recommendations, 59 are 'complete or substantially complete,' 19 are 'ongoing and continuous' and 41 are 'in progress or on-track.' None of the recommendations are behind schedule, according to the report.
As of Jan. 11, 10,154 individuals had received mandatory reporter training through the university and through the report, Penn State officials announced all mandatory reporter training will be available online starting in March.
Since the last update, the board has not completed its self-assessment. According to the report, a full board self-assessment has not been completed since January 2009 and the next self-assessment is not scheduled until January 2014.
"The scheduled selfassessment for January 2012 was postponed due to other pressing issues. In 2012, the Board engaged John Casteen, former president of the AGB, as well as a national expert on corporate governance and the consulting firm TAI to assist the Board with an examination and discussion of Board performance issues," the report said.