Steve Garban, a former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees, resigned Thursday in the wake of the Louis Freeh investigation report into the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Garban is the first member of the board to resign due to the scandal.
The Freeh report found that Garban had been briefed twice about developments in the Sandusky case and failed to relay his knowledge to the rest of the board. The report was damning of the board as a whole, finding it ceded too much responsibility to university president Graham Spanier.
Garban worked at Penn State for 33 years. He was elected to the board of trustees in 1998, and spent the last 12 years as treasurer and senior vice president for finance and operations.