Penn State alumni have elected three new members to the university Board of Trustees, including a well-known former football player who recovered from a serious injury and a businessman who has criticized the board's actions after Jerry Sandusky's arrest in a child sex-abuse scandal.
Alumni elected lawyer Adam Taliaferro, who played for the late coach Joe Paterno; prominent donor and board critic Anthony Lubrano; and retired U.S. Navy campaign Ryan McCombie.
Election results were announced Friday following more than three weeks of on line voting that drew record 37,000-plus votes. The new trustees take office July 1.
Some alumni saw the election as way to start enacting change following anger over Paterno's ouster in November as part of the board's response to the charges against Sandusky, a retired assistant coach.
Meanwhile, trustee Kenneth Frazier says former FBI director Louis Freeh and his team have conducted more than 400 interviews in the internal investigation spurred by child sexual abuse charges against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Frazier said the investigation includes current and former employees from numerous departments across the university, and that the school still hopes to have findings by the time the next academic year begins in late August.
Frazier reiterated the Freeh investigation is being conducted independent of criminal and other investigations and will not interfere with other inquiries.