Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier said in an email that he has landed a job with the United States government working in national security.
“For the next several months, as I transition to my post-presidential plans, I will be working on a special project for the U.S. government relating national security. This builds on my prior positions working with federal agencies to foster improved cooperation between our nation’s national security agencies and other entities,” Spanier said in an Email.
Spanier was fired from Penn State on Nov. 9 when news broke that Jerry Sandusky was abusing young boys on the college campus.
Louis Freeh, former head of the FBI, conducted an extensive investigation into the abuse that was allowed to occur at Penn State. The Freeh report — as it's being called now — describes the top Penn State officials in an unflinching manner: “Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University — President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno — failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade," Freeh wrote. "These men concealed Sandusky’s activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities. They exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims."
Spanier has consistently denied that he knew of Sandusky's reign of terror at his school. At this point, however, there's no question that Spanier did not have control over his institution.
Sandusky committed horrific acts of abuse at Spanier's school, and Spanier showed that he was unable to protect those young boys from that abuse. Now, Spanier will be charged with protecting our nation in some form or another.