Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier, who was forced from office in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, is now working in Washington on a national security project, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
A Penn State spokesperson confirmed that Spanier took on the project during a year-long sabbatical as a tenured professor at the school, the paper reported.
Spanier told the Patriot-News of Harrisburg in an email that he would be “working on a special project for the U.S. government relating [to] national security.” Spanier did not specify whether he was working for the federal government or a contractor and university officials did not confirm his employer.
Penn State's Board of Trustees fired both Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno last year for what they later said was a "failure of leadership" after Sandusky was accused of abusing young boys.
Graham Spanier was president of Pennsylvania State University for six years. Carolyn Kaster/AP file photo
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