Penn State Trustee Steve Garban Resigns

Steve Garban, the chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees when the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal rocked America and when the board fired Joe Paterno, resigned on Thursday, according to the Centre Daily Times.

Garban is a former Penn State treasurer and had been on the Board of Trustees since 1998. He served as its chair in 2010 and 2011, and had come under fire both for not better informing the board of the criminal case against Sandusky and the handling of Paterno's firing.

Garban and vice chairman John Surma had previously decided not to run for re-election. Garban was replaced as chairman by Karen Peetz in January.

Garban graduated from Penn State in 1959, and was the captain of the football team during his time in State College as an undergrad. Paterno was an assistant coach at Penn State from 1950 to 1965, before ascending to the position of head coach.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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