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Penn State trustees will hold retreat

February 16. 2013 5:33PM
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STATE COLLEGE ‚?? Penn State trustees will be holding an on-campus retreat next weekend that will include public sessions.

According to an overview of events planned for the weekend, the retreat will feature a session on board structures and governance, team-building exercises and board committee seminars.

The two-day retreat is not a normally scheduled meeting. It comes as the board is trying to move the university past the the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

The retreat starts with a visit to football practice Friday afternoon, according to a copy of the agenda.

On Saturday, trustees will hear from a partner with Weil, Gotshal & Manages, an international law firm, on governance issues, including financial duties, risk oversight, conflict of interest, board structure and leadership, and governance ‚??best practices.‚?Ě

That will be followed by team-building sessions. Davis Taylor, of TAI Inc., a leadership consulting company, will meet with people from the university beforehand to discuss issues, including the culture at Penn State and what role the board should have in leadership culture at the university.

Those meetings, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, are only for voting board members. A public meeting will start at 3 p.m., followed by board committee meetings that are also open to the public. Next Sunday‚??s meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

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