STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The board of trustees at Penn State has adopted a new security policy to head off potential problems like the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked the university.
A task force led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh recommended the preliminary changes as it continues to delve into the circumstances that led to the arrest of the former assistant football coach on charges he molested young boys on campus and elsewhere over several years.
The new plan includes improved training for security personnel and limiting access to campus facilities. New rules on university staff interactions with minors will also be put into place.
The Philadelphia Inquirer said Friday's meeting was the first public session since the scandal broke. The board has been under sometimes intense pressure from alumni, some of whom have demanded the resignation of all 32 members.
The board's chairman, Steve Garban, actually did resign on Friday. He was replaced by Karen Peetz, the vice chairman of BNY Mellon.
Peetz said she would hold a series of town hall meetings to clear the air over not only Sandusky but the abrupt firing of head football coach Joe Paterno.
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