Board should go

The Penn State Board of Trustees has vowed to provide transparency, but time and again they have failed to deliver on this promise.

The latest example involves the $85,000 raise awarded to President Rodney Erickson.

Many alumni and students consider Erickson’s performance to be mixed at best.

Was this dissenting viewpoint considered when discussing Erickson’s performance? Was the trustees’ approval of the raise unanimous or was the vote split?

Students, donors, and taxpayers have a right to know more about the process behind this expenditure of their money.

More generally, the trustees need to live up to their promises or, better yet, step aside.

Dave Ketchen

Opelika, Ala.