What do you do when your organization's president and other top administrators appear to have failed to significantly develop and institute polices and procedures that would fully protect the organization from harm and harming? Well, first you release yourself from any obligations and connections to those that failed. You also start developing and putting into place the means to ensure this does not happen going forward. And finally, you look to put into place individuals you, those you serve, and the public can have confidence that going forward, all will be well.
And thus, the Penn State board begins a new chapter having followed the above route and Monday announced the appointment of its new President . For those harmed, the University Board may always be in debt. For the future, now's the time to ensure that no new harm will occur under its or anyone's watch.