Sunday, April 21

Bill Cluck: 15 Questions for Kenneth Frazier: Unanswered after 36 Days

15 Questions

Here are the 15 questions Ken Frazier agreed to respond to on March 17, 2013:
1. Who participated in selecting the members of the Special Task Force
2. How many firms submitted proposals and who saw the proposals
3. How many of those firms were interviewed
4. Who conducted the interviews
5. After his firm was retained, was there communication from Freeh to task force
6. Was such communication orally or written
7. To whom was the communication directed, did entire task force receive it
8. Were any of those communications shared with members of BOT who were not on task force
9. If so, which ones and what communications
10. Freeh contract required notice to Task Force if he used third parties
11. What third parties were used and was notice provided to task force
12. Did task force or psu approve fee arrangements for third parties
13. Were all Freeh contacts with AG officials also noticed to task force, if Freeh gave any docs to AG were copies given to Task Force
14. Did Task Force hold any meetings, conference calls
15. Following release of Freeh report, did task force meet?
As of April 21, 2013, no response has been received


  1. Simple, basic questions for which answers should be documented as part of best management practices for any entity acting on behalf of others. Staff of any BoT should be able to pull the answers rather quickly from the Board's records.

    So what is the recourse other than the voting booth for holding Board members liable for their actions that clearly are not in the best interest of the entity they are privileged to govern? Some type of Class Action or other legal tool?

    Link below is for Penn State's BoT's Charter; Bylaws; and Standing Orders:

    1. The BOT members are indemnified - unless they were found to commit a crime in the process of their decision making.

      So, yes, law suits will be an option after the arrests.

  2. Bill Cluck did get his answers: