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Ex-Penn State president leaves board of US Steel

Ex-Penn State president leaves board of US Steel

November 16th, 2011 in News

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ousted Penn State University president Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yer) has resigned from the board at U.S. Steel.

And the Department of Defense has accepted his resignation from the board of advisers of the Naval Postgraduate School.

Spanier had been a member of the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker's board of directors since 2008.

U.S. Steel Corp. spokeswoman Courtney Boone confirmed Spanier's resignation Tuesday but declined to elaborate.

U.S. Steel CEO John Surma is vice chair of Penn State's board of trustees, which ousted Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno last week. The trustees say Spanier and Paterno failed to act after an assistant coach was accused of sexually abusing a young boy in a campus shower in 2002.

Paterno concedes he should've done more. Spanier says he would've reported a crime if he'd suspected one had been committed.